A former employee of Kirkcudbright creamery was honoured at a special ceremony this week.
The late James McMorrow joined the Milk Marketing Board as an engineer on the powder side in 1956, working as an engineer around south-west Scotland.
He became chief engineer for the powder side, later combining that role with managing the creamery before he died in 1975.
On Tuesday his son Rod, of Newton Stewart, was presented with an old thermometer from the creamery by Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership, which is about to build 36 homes on the site in a £4million development.
Rod said: “My wife Elaine and I come to Kirkcudbright regularly and, as a tradition, we always give dad’s old office a wave. Unbeknown to me, my wife got in contact with DGHP to ask if there was some way we could get something from the creamery as a memento of the time my dad worked there. I’m delighted.” Mr McMorrow was presented with the thermometer, which DGHP have had fully restored, by local councillor Patsy Gilroy.
Fellow councillor Colin Wyper, as well as members of DGHP’s board and Stewartry district management committee, also attended the ceremony, which coincided with the demolition of the former creamery’s art deco-style tower.