Tino Ferri, the ever upbeat Scottish member of the union's national executive, is hoping for Pounds 3,000, which would be Pounds 2,800 more than one bargain-hunting member offered for the Victorian relic. At the opening of the new premises, UK general secretary Nigel de Gruchy promised in devolutionary spirit that Scotland could keep the proceeds.
The antiquated former offices of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers in Glasgow were dominated by a majestic, if impractical, table. It has not followed staff to their spanking new premises at Stock Exchange House in Nelson Mandela Place. Instead it will be offered at Sotheby's with a reserve of Pounds 2,000.
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