Just a final word on our Glengoyne outing. It was a bit of a surprise for some of us when we clambered up the stairs for our first dram and were met by tour guide Bill McDowall (above). Bill worked as a journalist with some of us and was the subject of no little envy when he beat the guard towers, searchlights and attack dogs to escape into the real world. He was a genial and genuine host on the outing and proved that there is hope for the rest of us. I've sent our CVs to Bill in the hope the distillery needs another 15 tour guides!