Wheelie bin finds its way onto Fort Wil­liam shop roof

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

A CROWD gath­ered at Cameron Square in Fort Wil­liam on Thurs­day morn­ing (Fe­bru­ary 9) as po­lice and fire­fight­ers ar­rived to deal with a stray re­cy­cling bin … on the roof of the DV8 shop.

Po­lice were alerted to the bin hang­ing off an apex of the roof by a mem­ber of the pub­lic.

Po­lice have is­sued strongly worded ad­vice to a group of young men thought to be re­spon­si­ble, but there have been no for­mal charges.

Adrian Young was pass­ing through Fort Wil­liam while hol­i­day­ing in the High­lands.

He de­scribed the scene as ‘the ex­cite­ment of the morn­ing’, and said he and the crowd that gath­ered had their eyes glued to the scene as they watched the fire­fight­ers re­move the blue wheelie bin.

He added: ‘For­tu­nately, Fort Wil­liam’s finest blues and twos had ev­ery­thing un­der con­trol. Within min­utes, fire­men in bril­liant yel­low hel­mets res­cued a royal blue wheelie bin, with clin­i­cal ef­fi­ciency, from its pin­na­cle re­pose.’

There was a lot of re­ac­tion to the news on Face­book as well, with 145 likes and other re­ac­tions to The Oban Times’ post over the week­end, while the photo was shared 50 times.

Peo­ple saw the funny side, with more than 30 com­ments in­clud­ing: ‘ Who­ever did this is a leg­end’ and ‘Fort Wil­liam at its best’.

One per­son de­scribed it as ‘the most ex­pen­sive bin in Fort Wil­liam’ and an­other jokester said the in­ci­dent was ‘ wheely out of or­der’.

Fire­fight­ers were called to re­move the bin from the roof.

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