JUST over 50 years ago, a neighbour who was leaving the district told me of a boy he had employed for a few months who he said was a great worker.

I met this wee, slim, 12 year old and he came to North Mains the following Saturday.

For the next 6 year he hardly missed a night milking or a Saturday with us. He was hard working, clever, sparky and loyal all of which was less important in the fact he was a very competent milker.

That boy was Kenny Fletcher and it was for us a very happy relationship. Hope it was for him too.

We have watched with some pride but no great surprise his rise to the top of his chosen profession.

Well done Kenny and lang may your lum reek!

Yours sincerely,

Alex Scott