A fond farewell to popular caretaker

Photo Emma Mitchell 02.05.16
Robert McLachlan retiring after 15 years as caretaker of Kilmardinny House.

Photo Emma Mitchell 02.05.16 Robert McLachlan retiring after 15 years as caretaker of Kilmardinny House.

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A dedicated caretaker at Kilmardinny House in Bearsden is hanging up his overalls for the last time as he retires from his duties after 17 years.

Robert McLachlan (76) says he leaves this job with a ‘heavy heart’ because he’s thoroughly enjoyed it and made many friends.

Robert, who was in charge of setting up functions, weddings and art exhibitions at Kilmardinny House, said: “I’m very sad to be leaving, I have a heavy heart, but it’s time for me to take it easy because I’m not so young any more.

“It’s been fantastic to meet so many interesting people and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed their company over the years.

“I will particularly miss Murphy the dog who comes to visit the house every day of his own accord.

“He’s such a lovely friendly dog and I’ve got to know him very well.

“I’ve also been lucky enough to meet some quite well known people such as BBC journalist Brian Taylor, well known politicians and local councillors.

“I’ve met all sorts of folk and I’d really like to thank the people of Milngavie and Bearsden for their friendship and company over the past 17 years - I’ve had a fantastic time.”