Pupil sup­port assistant Doreen re­tires af­ter 31 years

The Oban Times - - News -

FAM­ILY and friends came to­gether re­cently to sur­prise a ded­i­cated sup­port assistant who was re­tir­ing af­ter 31 years.

Doreen Robert­son started work­ing for the High­land re­gion in 1985 and her friends, fam­ily and col­leagues re­cently cel­e­brated her hard work with the sur­prise party in Kil­mallie Hall, Cor­pach.

Doreen’s daugh­ter Jane said: ‘Fam­ily and friends trav­elled from Ayr, Bath­gate and Ed­in­burgh to en­sure she took time to cel­e­brate her re­tire­ment.’

Doreen mainly worked with young peo­ple with ad­di­tional sup­port needs, spend­ing time at Caol nurs­ery and pri­mary school, Lochy­side Pri­mary School, Banavie Pri­mary School and fin­ished her ca­reer at the end of 2016 at Lochaber High School. Daugh­ter Jane told The Oban

Times: ‘De­spite op­er­a­tions and two hip re­place­ments, my mother re­mained ded­i­cated to the young peo­ple with whom she worked, re­tir­ing only af­ter her beloved grand- daugh­ters started pri­mary and nurs­ery school.’

Doreen was de­lighted with her party when par­ents of the first pupils she had worked with made an ap­pear­ance.

Jane con­tin­ued: ‘What made the night all the more emo­tional for mum was the pres­ence of the par­ents of the first pupil she worked with and the par­ents of one of her last pupils with whom she had worked for many years.’

Pho­to­graph: An­thony MacMil­lan Pho­tog­ra­phy.

Doreen Robert­son re­ceives flow­ers from Jackie MacLeod at her sur­prise re­tire­ment party.

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