Kilted neighbour helps Dunedin Canmore staff clear snow

A neighbour in a kilt joined Dunedin Canmore staff in clearing away snow to make sure a tenant in Dunfermline could get her Covid jab.

Kilted neighbour helps Dunedin Canmore staff clear snow

Alby (far left) with his wife Louise (far right) alongside Margaret Henderson and Dunedin Canmore’s Suayip Yel

Dunedin Canmore’s environmental team were busy clearing a path in Bleachfield Court last Friday for a woman who was worried she wouldn’t be able to leave the house.

Intrepid neighbours then stepped up to help out – including Dunedin Canmore shared owner Alby Grainger in a kilt – and the woman got out for her vaccine that afternoon.

Alby, 52, who normally runs Little Shop of Heroes comic shop in Dunfermline, was at home at the time – and wasn’t put off by the sub-zero temperatures.

He said: “We were only too happy to help the Dunedin Canmore guys. We knew one resident needed to get out for her Covid vaccine so I went out with my shovel and other neighbours joined me. It was very much a team effort.”

He added: “I only ever wear a kilt – I don’t even own any trousers. A kilt is my only attire!”

Neighbour Margaret Henderson, 56, said: “We were so glad to see the Dunedin Canmore guys turn up. They were brilliant. When they started working I got my coat on and went out to sprinkle salt.

“We’re a close community here because we all know each other.”

Alex Lamb, Dunedin Canmore head of housing, said: “It’s great to see the community pull together to help each other out.”

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