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Crappy story found about Dewar’s whisky plant at the end of my street

The Dewar’s whisky plant that features in this dirty story is not that far away from me, and while I used to pass it quite often when out for a walk, it seems that I can say that this became less so in recent years as I walked, or even cycled, along the Clyde Walkway which passes behind it.

There was a time when I used to do a fair bit of custom electronic control system design and build for some whisky plants around Glasgow, but Dewar’s was not one. I did visit the place once with the boss, as we tried to get some work in there, but the place was like something from far distant past compared to the plants we were working in then, labour-intensive and with little electronics or automation (then, at least).

Even so, it will be hard for me not to think of this story whenever I pass that way, and the sort of scum that they are unfortunate enough to have in their employ there.

I’m just going to quote this one, and not even try paraphrasing:

Bosses at a world-famous whisky factory have launched a “whodunit” probe after human poo was left on 
the floor.

Managers at John Dewar & Sons in Glasgow are grilling factory workers in a bid to identify who left the mess in a ­control-room office.

Sources claim the “dirty protest” comes after bosses at the plant – owned by Bacardi – instigated a security crackdown to stop workers helping themselves to booze.

The firm yesterday branded the stunt “disgusting” and said a thorough internal probe would be carried out “to get to the bottom of it”.

They said no contamination of any of their famous products took place.

A source at the plant told the Record furious bosses at the London Road factory had been studying worker’s log-in 
details in a bid to narrow down the list of 
potential culprits.

He said: “There had been leaving drinks the night before and maybe there was a bit too much alcohol taken by someone.

“It was discovered first thing in the morning and nobody was claiming ­responsibility for it. It was found by one of the management in an area off the 
bottling factory.

“It’s a really big area and people are in from very early in the morning so there are lots of people coming and going.

“They got it down to a shortlist of around five or six people who they think are the most likely culprits and have been pulling them in for interrogation.

“The offending article was removed quite quickly but they were saying afterwards they could have tested it for DNA.

Via: Poodunnit? Bosses at whisky factory launch investigation after dirty protest on work floor

Like I said in a recent post, you can probably recognise me easily in the street. On the basis that you never really know just how weird the people you might be next to could be, I’m the one walking with his arms out, to keep everybody away!

Although I took some pics of the factory fence a while ago, which is a custom job with the company name rendered in every section of metalwork, (and notable for the correct use of an apostrophe in that name), I’ve never taken a pic of the building itself though, but luckily there was one taken only a few days ago:

John Dewar and Sons geograph-5446431-by-JThomas

John Dewar and Sons

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July 16, 2017 Posted by | Civilian | , , | Leave a comment

I found a funny in Street View

OK, I admit this is not the most hysterically funny thing ever found in Street View, but at least it’s not going to be deleted (like some less-than-savoury finds of people caught with their pants down).

I was ‘cruising’ along a road looking for evidence of a new/hidden path that the locals might have opened up to make life a bit easier for themselves with, when I spotted this Transit, ever so slightly modified as the mapping software tried to piece together the various pics that make up the whole view.

I wonder if it’s cramped in there?

Maybe it’s real – and I actually caught Ford testing a special edition based on the tiny microvans they have in China and Japan (kei class).

It was announced they were going to hit out roads back in 2010.

Google Earth Transit

Google Earth Transit

July 16, 2017 Posted by | photography, Transport | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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