You are first class, Stephen!

Appin and Duror postie Stephen Cargill in his kilt raising funds for The Beaton Cancer Centre in Glasgow.

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Appin Postie Stephen Cargill is first class when it comes to delivering funds for a good  cause.

The 49-year-old, who lives near Taynuilt, swapped his shorts for a kilt for two weeks on his usual Appin and Duror round in aid of The Beatson Cancer Centre in Glasgow.

Thanks to the generosity of supporters he has raised £936, topped up by Royal Mail with another £200; smashing well over the £1,000 mark.

Stephen, who has been working the Appin round for eight years now, came up with the idea of wearing his kilt when his employers chose The Beatson as a good cause for all its offices in the PA postal code area to fundraise for.

Stephen’s wife Ethel was so proud of his efforts she contacted The Oban Times to tell us about it and thank everyone who gave so generously.

‘I’m very proud of him. He got his photo taken by quite a few tourists – I think they thought the kilt was part of his official uniform here in Scotland,’ she said.