A WEST HIGHLAND TIMES
It is tempting sometimes to become a little depressed by what can seem to be an unremitting diet of serious, if not downright bad, news.
However, we also like to publish positive stories about people who make a difference in their communities by going beyond the minimum to help others.
So it is heartwarming this week to be able to report the story about an Inverlochy woman who misplaced the last gift her late husband gave her.
Thanks to the efforts of others, Annemarie MacLachlan was able to track down a replacement faux fur coat, exactly same as she had received from her husband Don, who tragically died unexpectedly in November. Annemarie’s best attempts to trace the coat, including visiting a hotel where she feared she might have left the treasured garment and searching her home from top to bottom, proved fruitless.
So she turned to the retailer M&Co, from which the coat had originally been bought, and the staff at the Fort William branch pulled out all the stops – including emailing every outlet of the fashion chain in Scotland – in the hunt for a similar item.
Thanks to their efforts, a coat in the right size was found. Well done to all involved.