Our gentle giant, Alastair McIndeor, has retired at 70 years young. He has spent the past eight years or so as an invaluable member of the team working in the Harvey Hall – and he was presented with a very special valinch and a bottle of Black Art 4 by his colleagues Caran Weir and Arlene McFadyen. And a cake of course…
Bruichladdich General Manager Duncan McGillivray paid tribute to his lifelong friend. They began working together shortly after they left school at Aoradh Farm on the Rhinns of Islay. Both of them prefer not to remember when that was, but it reasonable to assume that it was a very long time ago. Among the many things that Duncan will miss will be their daily chats in their native language of Gaelic.
We all wish Alastair, who lives in the village of Port Charlotte, a long and happy retirement. Those of you who have been able to visit us in the past may know that he has a croft on the outskirts of Port Charlotte on which he keeps a herd of alpacas which was started by his late wife Mary.
We are sure he will continue to stop by and see us all whenever he is passing – which will hopefully be often.