Stuart’s tale told on air
Dumbarton grandfather Stuart McWilliam, who hands out red roses to women in memory of his wife, appeared on national radio last week.
The 80-year-old from West Bridgend was delighted to be asked to go on BBC Radio Scotland’s‘Morning Call’ programme with Kaye Adams onTuesday.
Last month we revealed how Stuart gives out the flowers to women he meets in Dumbarton to honour his wife Marion, who died in late 2015 after having vascular dementia for 10 years.
And Kaye said she was “very honoured”to receive one of the roses when he visited the Glasgow studios last week.
On the show Stuart spoke about his “wonderful”57 years of marriage and also Marion’s battle with the degenerative condition.
And he stressed how much joy he gets from giving out roses, adding: “It’s wonderful giving out a single red rose.The reaction is fantastic.”
Since we revealed Stuart’s heartfelt story in January it has been shared worldwide and he is now reflecting on his new-found celebrity status.
Speaking to the Lennox Herald after his appearance on the show, Stuart, who is also a keen poet, said:“It worked out well.
“I am enjoying my time in the limelight.”
Red, red rose Stuart gives a red rose to Kaye Adams