Starstruck

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A young Cam­bus­lang au­to­graph hunter bagged his 500th sig­na­ture last week – thanks to the Re­former.

We ar­ranged for 14- yearold Ewan Al­lan to meet Jane McCarry – Isa in Still Game – to reach the land­mark.

He has now set his sights on 600 au­to­graphs.

A Cam­bus­lang au­to­graph hunter bagged his 500th celebrity scrib­ble last week - and it was all thanks to the Re­former.

Two weeks ago, we re­ported that Ewan Al­lan, 14, was look­ing to do some­thing spe­cial when he com­pleted his jour­ney.

So we ar­ranged for the Still Game fan to meet ac­tress Jane McCarry, who plays gos­sip Isa in the hit show, at Ruther­glen Town Hall.

The pair chat­ted about the Cathkin High pupil’s col­lec­tion, with Jane hav­ing a flick through some of his pho­tos.

Among the many faces, Jane was de­lighted to spot her pal, Colin McCredie, who has starred in shows such as Tag­gart and River City.

And af­ter they had fin­ished, Jane signed a pic­ture of her Still Game al­ter-ego.

Ewan’s de­lighted dad, Stephen, said: “Jane was so nice, it was ter­rific and Ewan re­ally en­joyed him­self.

“When we left, he was on such a high, he just loved it.

“They went through his al­bums and Jane was re­ally de­lighted to spot Colin McCredie, who is a friend of hers.

“I can only thank her for her time, she was lovely.”

Jane, who stays in King’s Park, was only too happy to help af­ter the Re­former got in touch.

And she joked that Isa, who is well known for her in­abil­ity to keep a se­cret, would make sure ev­ery­one knew about it.

“It was an hon­our to be num­ber 500 for Isa Dren­nan,” she laughed.

“And I’m sure she’ll let the whole of Craiglang know about it.

“Ewan is a lovely young man, it was a plea­sure to meet him and his dad. “He’s got an amaz­ing col­lec­tion, ev­ery­one seems to be there, from Colin McCreadie to Stan Lee, and it was great to get to look through them all.”

Stephen reck­ons Ewan won’t be happy to stop at 500 au­to­graphs: “I can see him go­ing for 600.

“I’ll keep do­ing it un­til he gets bored of it or wants to start go­ing to th­ese events with his friends. We’re not just col­lect­ing au­to­graphs, we’re col­lect­ing mem­o­ries, it’s some­thing we do to­gether.

“There’s a YouTube blog­ger com­ing to Glas­gow and Ewan wants their au­to­graph, but I have no idea who they are. That’s the first time he’s known some­one who I haven’t, so the dy­namic is al­ready chang­ing.”

Jane was so nice, it was ter­rific and Ewan re­ally en­joyed him­self. He was on such a high

Read all about it Ewan and his dad, Stephen, show Jane the story that ap­peared of him in the Re­former two weeks ago Got your back Ewan was only too happy to be a makeshift ta­ble for Jane as she gave him his 500th au­to­graph

Stan’s the man Jane was de­lighted to see Ewan’s favourite pic­ture with comic book leg­end Stan Lee

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