Foot in the mouth

13th November 1998 at 00:00
Lady Alice primary in Greenock, one of the schools visited by delegates to the Children in Scotland conference, had already made its mark even before it put its oral health programme on display.

Former pupils include Health (and Children's) Minister Sam Galbraith and actor Richard Wilson, rector of Glasgow University.

Galbraith acknowledged the Wilson connection, adding somewhat cryptically that "he wasn't very funny then". Had Wilson been present, he might have added that the former neurosurgeon "wasn't operating on people's brains then".

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