Another of the Wee County's luminaries recalled his own experience of Patton. "We frequently sat across the table from each other and I regularly suppressed the urge to call him many things - but never a young teacher from Africa," quipped Keir Bloomer, the council's never-lost-for-words chief executive
Former Clackmannanshire heidie and former Educational Institute of Scotland president John Patton was introduced at a recent meeting as "a former young teacher from Africa".
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