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9th July 1999 at 01:00
Marilyn McGowan, a school-based counsellor from Salisbury, took a novel - or maybe that should be poetic - approach at a recent mental health conference in Glasgow.

In an attempt to establish a rapport with her audience, McGowan recited a few verses of the Glasgow patois classic "The Wee Malkies".

In spite of her Kilmarnock pedigree and having spent 10 years in England, she delivered a creditable performance.

Perhaps the English home base of one of her fellow speakers might have summed up their mystified response to her efforts - Havering.

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