Next day he phoned Brian Gardner, head of educational resources, who had accompanied him on the school visit: "Did you hear that a Navy chopper from HMS Gannet at Prestwick was summoned to West Kilbride to get me home?" The official had a nasty moment until he realised it was a wind-up.
When inveterate smoker David Munn, a councillor on North Ayrshire education committee, went to a parents' meeting at West Kilbride primary, he adjourned at the end of the meeting to the toilets for a quick puff. Emerging, he found that everyone had gone, and since he has multiple sclerosis and uses a stick he had to call on the janitor to help him negotiate the ramped exit.
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