Two dukes and three fac­tors over 33 years

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HOT ON the heels of the for­mal BEM pre­sen­ta­tion to Mar­garet Mather in the draw­ing room, it was through to the In­ver­aray Cas­tle gun room for an­other spe­cial oc­ca­sion.

Af­ter 33 years’ loyal ser­vice to the Camp­bell fam­ily, Mar­garet is re­tir­ing from Ar­gyll Es­tates.

As she re­ceived warm words and a num­ber of spe­cial presentations to mark the oc­ca­sion, the Duke of Ar­gyll, Torquhil Camp­bell, said: ‘Mar­garet has been a pil­lar of the es­tate and an in­cred­i­bly im­por­tant part of this fam­ily for the past 33 years.

‘While I am gut­ted she’s re­tir­ing, I am hon­oured to be part of the oc­ca­sion this evening to mark her years of in­valu­able work for the es­tate.

‘Mar­garet de­serves a great deal of credit and I thank her for her ded­i­ca­tion. She will be missed.’

He added: ‘And I should add that Mar­garet has seen off two dukes and three fac­tors dur­ing her time here.’

Mar­garet re­flected on her decades at the es­tate: ‘When I started in 1984 it was all car­bon pa­per and type­writ­ers. With all the mod­ern tech­nol­ogy it’s hard not to look back fondly on these days.

‘No way did I think I would end my ca­reer here, but over the years there have been plenty of laughs, and that has helped through stress­ful days.’

She ended with a joke: ‘The helpline is now open.’

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Mar­garet Mather with His Grace the Duke of Ar­gyll and flow­ers pre­sented by the Camp­bell fam­ily chil­dren on her re­tire­ment.

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