Kinlochleven Salvation Army stalwart Lilian passes exams at 92

Major Lilian Wylie and Major Janet McIntrye. F25 Salvation Army 2no

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A 92-year-old Kinlochleven woman has been given the green light to help a local charity with its finances after passing an exam on information security.
Major Lilian Wylie is member of the Salvation Army’s community church at Kinlochleven Business Park but a change in the organisation’s accounting system across the UK meant she had to complete a course to demonstrate her understanding of new policies and procedures.
Lilian, who received an iPad for her 90th birthday, sat the course last week and passed the final exam with flying colours.

Kinlochleven Corps 1948 - Major Lilian Wylie and her daughter pictured fourth from bottom left. F25 salvation army 1no
Kinlochleven Corps 1948 – Major Lilian Wylie and her daughter pictured fourth from bottom left. F25 salvation army 1no

Lilian, who is originally from Devon, was the officer in charge of Kinlochleven Salvation Army almost 70 years ago and went on to have appointments around the UK before returning to live in the village.
Speaking about her achievement, Lilian said: ‘I never thought I’d be taking courses at the age of 92 but I’m delighted to have completed it successfully. It means I can continue helping with the finances of the church.’
Salvation Army church leader Major Janet McIntyre paid tribute to Lilian, saying: ‘The support I get from Lilian is vital. She has been a big part of our church for many years. The course was needed to enable Lilian to approve the expenses for our church. It was time-consuming, but Lilian took it all in her stride. She’s amazing.’