AN ARBROATH pensioner collapsed and died in the Portcullis Bar on Thursday as staff and friends tried to take him to a doctors’ surgery.
Publican Lorraine Williams said she knew regular customer Jack Millar (71) didn’t look well the minute he came through the door, so she called the doctor straight away to try and get him a home visit.
However, he was a horrible colour so she and bar patrons decided instead to take him along the High Street to the surgery.
Lorraine and her sister got him up on his feet and tried to get him out of the door with help from the regulars, but he collapsed.
Emergency services were called to the bar in Conon Terrace shortly after 3 p.m., but paramedics were unable to revive Mr Millar. Police confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances.
Mr Millar lived in Tarry Road, near his brother Glenn and his mother, who is a resident at Tarriebank Nursing Home.
He had worked at Northern Tool and Gear for more than 40 years, retiring at the age of 63. He was a member of the Arbroath Abbey Bowling Club.