Posted: December 9th, 2020
JAMES McINALLY, formerly of the Daily Record process department, died on November 17,  aged 88. The reference to the Daily Record in his death notice in the Herald underlines how proud he was of having worked at the DR for 40 years.
Former colleagues Ian Gordon and Scots AMP committee member Rob Cunningham remember: “Jimmy joined the Daily Record and Sunday Mail process department as an apprentice, aged 16, and at that time was trained on the wet plate system. National Service was still in operation and Jimmy served as an RAF dog handler, returning to the Record on completion of his service.”
In 1971, the Record and Mail moved to the brand new state-of-the-art building at Anderson Quay where the papers became world leaders in colour-on-the run printing. The process team was totally retrained.
Ian Gordon described Jimmy as a “no-nonsense FoC, always looking after members’ interests”.
Jimmy’s other great passion was his involvement with Guide Dogs for the Blind. In 1988/90 Jimmy left the company when he accepted a voluntary package.
Scottish committee member Malcolm Speed said: “Jimmy attended the AMP’s Scottish annual meetings until quite recently, and maintained a great interest in company affairs. He was obviously proud to have worked at the Daily Record. Our condolences to his widow Janet and the family.”
By PETER THOMPSON
© Peter Thompson 2021. Extracted from Cudlipp’s Circus by Peter Thompson, Kindle Edition.
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