We also used to go to the Starbank Bar just
along the road which we knew as Willie Scott's. Willie was a bit of a
character himself. He was helped behind the bar by his son Stewart.
In those days the public and lounge bars
were separate and Willie was a little fussy as to who he did and didn't
allow into the lounge.
You always knew when summer had arrived though,
as that was when the umbrellas were put up at the tables, inside the lounge!
Another oddity in Willie's bar was the Scotsman
pinned up on the wall of the gents each day!
Donald Grant, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland