‘A9 man’ has gone back to live in his old lay-by

Scottish Daily Mail - - News - By Peter McGlone

A PEN­SIONER who spent three years liv­ing in a Mercedes parked in a lay-by be­fore be­ing evicted has re­turned – in a 14-year-old Fiat Panda with a bro­ken heater.

‘A9 man’ Charles In­gram has made his home on the grass verge near Blair Atholl, with cars and trucks hurtling past a few yards away.

The 72-year-old was forcibly evicted by Trans­port Scot­land from the same spot in 2015 as he was deemed to be a dis­trac­tion and a dan­ger to driv­ers.

As snow be­gan to fall in the area yes­ter­day, Mr In­gram, who is orig­i­nally from Blair Atholl, said the heater in his Fiat no longer works but did not want to com­ment fur­ther.

His orig­i­nal re­moval caused out­rage on so­cial me­dia, with ‘A9 man’ be­com­ing a trend­ing topic on Face­book.

In a re­cent film about him, called Man on Layby 52, Mr In­gram said: ‘Free­dom, isn’t it?

‘You see the sun come up in the morn­ings, the sun go­ing down at night, the moon com­ing up, ev­ery­thing.

‘You see noth­ing down there, I’m no stay­ing in Perth. I’m not a townie.’

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