Grate­ful to peo­ple for pub­lic spirit

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, I won­der if I could through your col­umns, ex­press my grat­i­tude for the kind­ness of two un­known peo­ple in Oban re­cently.

On Thurs­day May 25 I parked my car at Pul­pit Rock prior to go­ing for the Craignure ferry. I fell on the path link­ing Pul­pit Hill with the main road and sus­tained a nasty in­jury, be­ing treated by the doc­tor at Bunes­san later.

Be­fore leav­ing Iona, I dis­cov­ered that my car keys were miss­ing (my wife had a spare) and de­duced that I had dropped them on the path.

When I reached Pul­pit Rock I no­ticed that some­one had taped a plas­tic cover over the side win­dow of the car (I had left it open on a hot day) to pro­tect it from the rain.

I knocked on var­i­ous doors to ex­press thanks but no- one was at home. I then re­cov­ered the keys at the po­lice sta­tion. I was there­fore un­able to ex­press grat­i­tude to ei­ther of the kind per­sons who had as­sisted me. At a time when we are tempted to be cyn­i­cal about pub­lic spirit­ed­ness, it was very wel­come to see such acts. Rev Dr Iain Whyte. 14 Car­ling­nose Point, North Queens­ferry,

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