BBC health editor gives Scots in Great War talk at Riverside Parish Church

Pym Hugh and Susan.

Hugh Pym and his wife, Susan, were in Dumbarton at the weekend.

Journalist and broadcaster Hugh Pym is a familiar face on BBC television news and a distinctive voice on Radio 4 news bulletins.

More importantly, Hugh, who is the BBC’s Health Editor, is the husband of Dumbarton woman Susan Neil, who was educated at Dumbarton Academy and was herself a familiar face as the Saturday girl behind the counter of Harry Hall’s music shop in Dumbarton Town Centre.

Hugh and Susan were back in Dumbarton and on Loch Lomondside at Luss for a welcome break to meet family and friends.

They couple are elders in the Church of Scotland and visit often friends and relatives who attend Riverside Parish Church in the High Street.

Hugh sometimes gives talks there and he was doing that again on Sunday afternoon when, on the eve of Remembrance Sunday, he gave a talk to the congregation about the Great War.

Susan said: “Thank you to everyone at Riverside Church in Dumbarton for their warm welcome this afternoon. Thank you to all who came to hear Hugh’s talk on Scots in Great War London and the readings he and I gave. It was a fantastic turnout. So many hugs shared with old friends and family.

“Maybe I shouldn’t name names but it was really special to see Anne Brown, Fiona Robertson, Kirsty Maurey, Janet and Alistair Downie and my favourite boss of all time Harry Hall. (I was Saturday girl in Hall Audio for 6 years, he couldn’t get rid of me). Special thanks to to the minister, the Rev Ian Johnson and his wife, Elspeth.”

Susan with friends from Riverside, the programme for the event, Hugh with friends and Susan with Dumbarton music shop owner Harry Hall, of Hall Audio.

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