17th February 2006 at 00:00
James McVittie, recently retired heidie of fabled St Ninian's High in Giffnock, is keeping busy with a bit of consultancy for his old employer.

He's also talking to deputes of the Catholic persuasion about leadership, so he's not stuck for things to do.

But "the biscuit", as he is inevitably known, also revealed that he is a regular at 10am Mass most mornings at his local pineapple, where he goes after an invigorating walk.

"I had hoped to be an altar-server," said McVittie. "But, to get on the altar, you have to be at least 75 and have at least one hearing aid, so there's a bit to go yet."

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