William ‘Mac’ Maltman was a familiar figure either working or walking along the quaysides at Eyemouth harbour for most of his life, where he always found time for a friendly chat, reports David Linkie.

Following Mac’s death in 2014, the people of Eyemouth spontaneously decided to do something to celebrate the life of a well-loved character. Within just a few weeks, over £700 had been donated.

After a brief discussion, local residents unanimously decided to use the money to purchase a bench constructed from local hardwood.

A few weeks ago this was put in place on the quay next to the lifeboat station looking down the habour entrance , where Mac used to sit on an upturned fishbox passing the time of day with locals and visitors alike.

Having worked at the local boatyard for most of his life, ‘Mac’ was an invaluable font of knowledge on all aspects of boatbuilding and fishing, which he was always willing to find the time to share.  Thanks Mac.

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William ‘Mac’ Maltman was a familiar figure either working or walking along the quaysides at Eyemouth harbour for most of his life, where he always found time for a friendly chat, reports David Linkie. Following Mac’s death in 2014, the people of Eyemouth spontaneously decided to do something to celebrate the life of a well-loved character. Within just a few weeks, over £700 had been donated. After a brief discussion, local residents unanimously decided to use the money to purchase a bench constructed from local hardwood. A few weeks ago this was put in place on the quay next to the lifeboat station looking down the habour entrance , where Mac used to sit on an upturned fishbox passing the time of day with locals and visitors alike. Having worked at the local boatyard for most of his life, ‘Mac’ was an invaluable font of knowledge on all aspects of boatbuilding and fishing, which he was always willing to find the time to share.  Thanks Mac.

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