Forfar couple begin their retirement

Over to you: Rod Ferrier, right with Sandy Kydd who has taken over Rod's business. picture by photosonlocation.co.uk

Over to you: Rod Ferrier, right with Sandy Kydd who has taken over Rod's business. picture by photosonlocation.co.uk

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A well-known Forfar couple started their retirement together a week past Tuesday after running Rod Ferrier Auto Electrician in Lochside Road for the last 27 years.

Rod and his wife Ruth opened for business on August 6, 1984 and have stepped down after selling the business to fellow Forfar businessman Sandy Kydd.

Both from Forfar, Rod started out as an auto electrician working initially as an apprentice with Reekies then Bob Andrew Motors.

He then worked with John King and later with Brayshaw Patterson in Dundee for a short time.

He worked latterly with King and Company in Roberts Street before setting up in business on his own.

Over the years Rod built up a strong customer base both locally and as far afield as Laurencekirk and Perth, whilst Ruth kept the books for the business.

Prior to joining her husband in business Ruth was a well-known hairdresser in the town, working initially with Miss Johnston and then Style Setters in West High Street.

Rod and Sandy first met when they worked together at Reekie and their business links continued through Sandy’s transport business.

The business will continue to operate as it has done in the past with auto electrician Joe Black, who has worked with Rod for 25 years, continuing to work on site.

Ruth and Rod thank all their customers for their loyal and valued support over the years.

They hope to spend their retirement travelling, with a trip to Australia to visit relatives first on their list of holiday destinations.

Ruth will also continue her love of floral art with Kirriemuir Floral Art Club.