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Dr Sandy Gordon of Tain and Fearn Area Medical Practice, set to retire at end of month, says it has been 'a privilege to serve as a GP' as plans for tartan to mark occasion revealed by Anta

By Hector MacKenzie

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Dr Sandy Gordon will retire at the end of this month. Picture: Tain and Fearn Area Medical Practice.
Dr Sandy Gordon will retire at the end of this month. Picture: Tain and Fearn Area Medical Practice.

A DOCTOR who has served an Easter Ross community for almost three decades is to retire at the end of the month.

Tain and Fearn Area Medical Practice confirmed today that Dr Sandy Gordon will leave on June 30 after being a key part of the local set-up for more than 27 years.

It stated: "Sandy has been an integral part of the practice for the last 27-plus years and has seen many changes in general medicine during that time.

"His hard work, commitment, and dedication to his patients, colleagues and the many training Registrars that he has taught over the years are worthy of admiration. Sandy will be greatly missed by all at the practice and filling his shoes will be an almost impossible task."

To mark his retirement, Fearn-based Anta Scotland Pottery has designed a new range of tartan 'Sandy Gordon'.

This will hopefully be available from the end of June.

The practice has already received enquiries regarding making contributions/donations for Sandy and he has asked that if anyone would like to make a donation could they please donate to the Tain Youth Café in his name.

This can be done by cash or cheque to the Tain Youth Café directly or by bank transfer.

Dr Gordon said: "It has been my privilege to serve as a GP and GP trainer in this practice for 28 years. Originating in Sutherland, I have always had an affinity with this area and its people. The time for retirement to spend more time with my family has arrived although I will still be active and living locally.

"In the last few weeks, I have been overwhelmed by the amount of goodwill from staff and patients. Thank you all for this. I will really miss people contact and the sense of fulfillment in supporting people on their medical journeys.

"My replacement Dr Tom Brown starts in July and I know that the practice is in good shape for the future”.

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