What it feels like to ... RUN THE BLACKPOOL TOWER
Gazing up at the Blackpool Tower as a seven-year-old, I knew it was magical. My parents decided to buy a hotel in the town and took me and my older sister on a trip from our home in Dumfries to look round. I was utterly bewitched by the Illuminations, complete with elephants on the beach. I thought I had arrived on a film set. I am 39 but remember it like it was yesterday.