Blue Toon bakery bids farewell to Brian

Brian Watt (centre), receives his parting gift from (left to right) Monica Staszewka, John Cardno, Ray Allan and Margaret Cross.
Brian Watt (centre), receives his parting gift from (left to right) Monica Staszewka, John Cardno, Ray Allan and Margaret Cross.

A Peterhead baker has bid a fond farewell to his colleagues after 18 years.

Brian Watt (65), of Aalesund Place, retired from the role of baker at Ray Allan in the town’s Ugie Road two weeks ago, but returned on Tuesday to receive a parting gift from his workmates.

Brian started his career as an apprentice working at Simmers of Hatton some 49 years ago after having ‘fallen into the job’.

He told the Buchanie: “It was a job on offer at the time and I just kind of fell into it.

“I’ve really never considered doing anything else since. I really do enjoy it.”

Brian’s boss at the bakery. Ray Allan, said that they would all miss him.

“I have known Brian since I was 15 as we both were apprentices at Hatton, Brian starting a couple of years before me” he said.

“We will all miss Brian as he’s been a valuable asset to the business over the years.”

Brian was presented with a camera from his colleagues to mark his retirement.

He now plans to enjoy spending time with his wife Helen and getting to work on some jobs around the house.

He also plans to get out into the garden, and possibly enjoy a long lie or two!