Heather hangs up her lollipop

Heather Beattie retired as crossing lady at Cairnie Road and Lochlands Drive last week. Pictured with her are some of the kids she has helped across the road on their way to school.
Heather Beattie retired as crossing lady at Cairnie Road and Lochlands Drive last week. Pictured with her are some of the kids she has helped across the road on their way to school.

MRS HEATHER Beattie retired from her post as lollipop lady on Thursday after over 18 years service at Cairnie Road.

She started in October, 1992, and recalls with pleasure the number of children whom she has seen over the road over the years and the friendly banter she has enjoyed with them. Come rain, hail or shine Heather was always at her post.

She said she has seen the number of cars increase in recent years and has had a few moments where some motorists were not keen to stop!

However, she is now looking forward to enjoying more time at her favourite sport, bowling, at Arbroath Bowling Club and spending more time with her eight grandchildren.