• 21/01/2023
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ALVANCE pays tribute to long serving Angus

Angus’s cake took the shape of a guitar – one of his favourite instruments baked by Pamela Kinnoch, HR Business Partner

Octogenarian Angus Macdonald had more to celebrate than his 80th birthday in January 2023 when he got together with colleagues at Alvance British Aluminium to mark his 65th year with our sister company Jahama Highland Estates.

Angus was first employed at Glenshero Estate on January 1, 1958, aged 15. There was no minimum working age then and no bank holidays.

He first lived in Laggan and has been living at Glenshero for the past 37 years.

Angus is a skilled worker who can turn his hand to most things. Recently he has been making bird boxes for garden birds, owls, squirrels and bats. He has also been making garden planters.

His work can be seen around the estates of Glenshero, Killiechonate and Mamore as well as at the estate office and at the smelter.

Angus was presented with gifts from the company and colleagues.

Mark Tayler, Alvance Power and Hydro Manager, gave a short speech thanking Angus for his commitment to the company, recognising the enormous contribution Angus has made to Glenshero and the wider estate landholdings and paid tribute to his integrity, calm manner and reliable personality.

HR Business partner Pamela Kinnoch baked Angus a beautiful birthday cake in the shape of a guitar, one of Angus’ favourite instruments.

Playing the guitar has been an important part of Angus’ life, none more so than when he was in a local Highland band called ‘The Virginians’, playing across the Highlands and Islands.

“If we could catch Angus for longer than five minutes when he is not busy, he would have a wonderful book to write with many stories to tell,” said a colleague.

“Please join us in congratulating Angus in what we are sure you will agree is an absolutely incredible and extraordinary achievement.”

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