Kin­lochleven Sal­va­tion Army stal­wart passes ex­ams aged 92

The Oban Times - - Districts -

A 92-YEAR- OLD Kin­lochleven woman has been given the green light to help a lo­cal charity with its fi­nances af­ter pass­ing an exam on in­for­ma­tion se­cu­rity.

Ma­jor Lil­ian Wylie is mem­ber of the Sal­va­tion Army’s com­mu­nity church at Kin­lochleven Busi­ness Park but a change in the or­gan­i­sa­tion's ac­count­ing sys­tem across the UK meant she had to com­plete a course to demon­strate her un­der­stand­ing of new poli­cies and pro­ce­dures.

Lil­ian, who re­ceived an iPad for her 90th birth­day, sat the course last week and passed the fi­nal exam with fly­ing colours.

Lil­ian, who is orig­i­nally from Devon, was the of­fi­cer in charge of Kin­lochleven Sal­va­tion Army al­most 70 years ago and went on to have ap­point­ments around the UK be­fore re­turn­ing to live in the vil­lage.

Speak­ing about her achieve­ment, Lil­ian said: ‘I never thought I’d be tak­ing cour­ses at the age of 92 but I’m de­lighted to have com­pleted it suc­cess­fully. It means I can con­tinue help­ing with the fi­nances of the church.’

Sal­va­tion Army church leader Ma­jor Janet McIn­tyre paid trib­ute to Lil­ian, say­ing: ‘The sup­port I get from Lil­ian is vi­tal. She has been a big part of our church for many years. The course was needed to en­able Lil­ian to ap­prove the ex­penses for our church. It was time- con­sum­ing, but Lil­ian took it all in her stride. She’s amaz­ing.’

Right: Ma­jor Lil­ian Wylie and Ma­jor Janet McIn­trye.

Above: Kin­lochleven Corps 1948 – Ma­jor Lil­ian Wylie and her daugh­ter pic­tured fourth from bot­tom left.

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