Friday, February 07, 2014

Friday Press Review – local stories in the Inverness Courier

The Courier has published a front page article after talking to Auldearn man Tai Altman – the headline speaks for itself “Son supports parents’ tragic ‘suicide pact’ – Auldearn man spent two emotional days with devoted couple before last goodbyes.” 
The human interest story is sensitively handled and Mr Aitman gives an insight into how his parents ended their lives in the manner they wished. 

Another headline further in “Small traders get the chance to display their wares on Nairn’s High Street.” Elizabeth Elgar’s Caledonian Crafts are giving artists the chance to display and sell their products and the income she earns from the shelf space will help pay her overheads. 

There’s a picture of Tommy Hogg on the preceding page and the headline “Hospital mistook man’s heart attack and stroke for shingles”. The Courier states that he is to be discharged from Raigmore soon and quote Marion:
“His wife Marion said he had lost his sight in one eye and one side of his body was partially paralysed, but doctors believed the damage was temporary and he was expected to make a full recovery.”

Marion has also elaborated on the circumstances which led her to take Tommy to Raigmore:
“Mrs Hogg got her husband in the car and drove to the Nairn Town and County Hospital where it was thought he had shingles. But she then drove her husband to Raigmore Hospital, a difficult journey because he kept trying to open the door in his confused state.”
More in today's Inverness Courier.