The family and friends of
the late Robert Doherty are having a sponsored walk in his
memory. They will be walking from the Stinchar Bridge to
Loch Doon Castle, about eight miles, on Sunday June 7 at 12
noon. All money raised will be given to the Ayrshire hospice
as a thank you for all the help and kindness shown to Robert
when he was ill.
Anyone who would like to
make a donation in Robertís memory can do so at David McKay
at the butcherís shop in Maybole High Street or Bryce
McCulloch, Rosebank Fruiterers in Whitehall.
If you would like to take
part in the walk, contact Campbell Hearton on 01655 883502
or Ian Coulter on 01655 750415. The group will leave Maybole
Town Hall at 11.30am on Sunday June 7.
Robert was born in
Maybole, the eldest of three children, to Sammy and Myra
Doherty. He attended Carrick Academy and worked as a
part-time butcher with Harvey the Butchers while also doing
his apprenticeship as an electrician with Coleman Bros.
He married Jean Robertson
and they had two daughters, Anita and Bobbie. He moved to
work for Clyde Gravure around 1972 doing an apprenticeship
to become a printer.
Robert left Clyde Gravure
in 1979/80 to become a partner with Ross and Harvey, running
one of the two butcher shops in the town. He returned
several years later to Clyde Gravure and stayed there till
August 1998 when the renamed Wace Clyde Gravure closed its
He also worked part-time
in the Carrick Hotel for various owners and his hobbies
included driving, hill walking and holidaying at his caravan
on the Solway Firthwith Jean and his grandchildren.