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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

Given up on repairing this crash barrier

There’s a barrier on London Road that seems to have been crossed off the ‘Repair List’ (or perhaps just moved to the bottom) as it seems to be pointless repairing it, such is the desire of some drivers to crash into it.

There’s a 40 mph limit on this road, and the fairly tight bend is approached shortly after a set of traffic lights. I used to work nearby and travelled this section regularly. Cars are much better now, but even then, as a regular I knew that I could zip up to 40 mph and just drive around this curve safely, while most others would brake and back off, but it does indicate how fast those clowns who go crashing into the barrier must be travelling. From the start of the damage point on the barrier, it’s easy to see how they have failed to make the turn (no excuse, not even on the basis of poor lighting).

I seem to have been watching this poor barrier being victimised by idiots for years now, with regular repairs being carried out, but now seems to be being left its fate since it was usually no sooner repaired than some fool decides to fly into it.

I can’t remember when it was last mangled, but have noticed that it appears to have been years ago – and was not subsequently fixed (although it has still changed shape every now and then). Or perhaps is trashed again so quickly it just looks as if it is no longer being repaired.

London Road barrier trashed

London Road barrier trashed

The good news for those that fly through/over this mangled barrier is that their next stop is the parking area behind an Arnold Clark Ford dealership, so they can just leave their heap there for an insurance inspection and quote (which the insurers will hopefully reject). Or run away if it was stolen (or they don’t want to be breathalysed), since there’s regrettably little for them to hit and be injured by here.

And the dealer will charge them for damaging their ‘fence’, which is slowly being deposited behind their skips:

London Road fence trashed

London Road fence trashed

January 11, 2017 Posted by | Civilian, photography | , | 1 Comment

   

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