Tradesman is true superstar

Jason Ashton is staking a claim to be Scotland's most kind-hearted tradesman after coming to the aid of a frail pensioner with an unusual problem.
Jason Ashton is staking a claim to be Scotland's most kind-hearted tradesman after coming to the aid of a frail pensioner with an unusual problem.

A MAYFIELD tradesman went above and beyond the call of duty when attending a recent call for an elderly customer, leading his boss to describe him as “Scotland’s most kind-hearted tradesman”.

Jason Ashton (38), was on call last month for a home emergency repair specialists company when he was contacted after midnight by the police to report a flooding incident at a property in the Peffermill area of Edinburgh.

He turned up at the house to discover a distressed 93-year-old man who believed there was a leak running through the hall, kitchen and bedroom of his house.

It was only on closer examination that Jason found the leak was coming from the elderly man’s catheter.

Read more on this story in the January 10 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.