Eightsome reelin’ in the years

WORKERS at a Loanhead engineering company have clocked up 310 years of service – but won’t be downing tools.

Eight MacTaggart Scott employees are celebrating 40 years with the firm, having walked through the yard gates within days of each other in June 1972.

Aged 15 or 16, the new arrivals at Hunter Avenue were: Tam Walton and Wullie Melrose, from Newtongrange; Alan Taylor and Alan Hume, from Gorebridge; Alex Robertson, from Bonnyrigg; Jimmy Neilson, from Mayfield; Robert Hogg, from Roslin; and Robert Dewar, from Bilston.

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