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Snow bother: Alby in his kilt digs in to help Dunedin Canmore staff

Community spirit saw kilted neighbour and staff work together to help a resident attend her vaccination appointment in adverse weather. 

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A neighbour in a kilt joined Dunedin Canmore staff in clearing away snow to make sure a tenant in Dunfermline could get her Covid-19 vaccine. Dunedin Canmore’s environmental team were busy clearing a path in Bleachfield Court last Friday for a woman who was worried she would not be able to leave the house. 

Intrepid neighbours then stepped up to help – including Dunedin Canmore shared owner Alby Grainger, who was wearing his kilt – and the woman got out for her vaccine that afternoon. 

Mr Grainger, 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-19 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.”   

Dunedin Canmore is part of Wheatley Group, a housing, care, and property-management group.  

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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