Wheelie bin finds its way onto Fort William shop roof
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.