‘Quiet’ 90th birthday turns into a big bash

HAPPY RETURNS: Campbell, centre, raises a glass with family and friends at his 90th birthday party. PICTURE: Alastair Smith.
HAPPY RETURNS: Campbell, centre, raises a glass with family and friends at his 90th birthday party. PICTURE: Alastair Smith.

WHEN Campbell Duncan was invited along to his favourite watering-hole for a “wee dram” on his birthday, he thought it was going to be a quiet affair.

But Roxy proprietors Trish and Andrew Strang had other ideas and Campbell found a gathering of friends already there, waiting to join him in a celebratory birthday lunch.

For his attempts to keep it quiet that it was, in fact, his 90th birthday had been unsuccessful and many of his old pals were there on Monday to help him celebrate.

Retired baker Campbell has lived in Girvan’s Carrick Street for nearly all of his life in the family home which he now shares with sister Betty.

He’s coy about sharing the secrets of a long and happy life but says that he was a keen walker while younger and still enjoys knocking a ball about on a golf course now and again.

And clearly, from the looks of his birthday pictures taken in the Roxy’s Beer Garden on Monday, a “wee hauf” has probably helped him along the way to this splendid milestone.

Well done Campbell, and many happy returns.