Archibald MacMillan

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Sergeant Archibald MacMillan retired in February 1967 after more than 30 years’ service with Lanarkshire County Police. He was stationed at Blantyre from 1959 right up until his retirement and prior to 1959 had served in Clelland, Cambuslang, Mount Vernon, Bellshill and New Stevenson.

Archibald (or Archie as he was known), was originally from Tarbert, Argyll and was married with one daughter.

Archie had a retirement function one Monday evening, a couple of weeks later where he was guest of honour at a very pleasant evening in the Blantyre Police Recreation Hut. The event was celebrated by 40 of his colleagues who presented him with retirement gifts.

Following 1967, he was replaced in Blantyre by Constable David Moffat who was promoted to sergeant. David, originally from Carluke joined the force in 1955, serving in Cambuslang, Viewpark and Stonehouse. At the time of his appointment to Blantyre, he was married and had one daughter.

From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017

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