Peter Hangs Up His Boots

Peter Hangs Up His Boots

As a professional footballer, Peter Mackie played for Celtic, Dundee, St Mirren and Partick Thistle, before hanging up his boots to join the NHS in 1991 as a Safety and Monitoring Manager at Stirling Royal Infirmary. Now he has taken part in his final fixture retiring recently as Head of Risk Management.

Peter’s sporting career lasted from 1974 to 1989 and whilst playing for Dundee he scored one of the goals in his Club’s 5-1 defeat of Celtic. Colleagues reckon it was his time on the pitch which led to his dodgy hips and knees!

Following his post at Stirling Royal, Peter moved to Highland and then Lothian before joining NHS Forth Valley in June 2007 as Risk Management Specialist Advisor and then Head of Risk Management from 2008.

Peter worked hard to raise the profile of Health and Safety and succeeded in lots of areas; he was well known for volunteering himself and his department as a pilot for any project!

His retirement plans include golf and walking and his bucket list features dreams of setting up a coffee shop or bed and breakfast in the middle of nowhere in the Highlands. He also has ambitions to buy a motor home to tour Scotland, learn guitar and speak a foreign language!

Whilst his retirement collection did not generate the thousands needed for a real  motor home he was presented with a toy camper van, along with gift vouchers for guitar and Italian lessons, bottles of champagne, a commemorative mug and chocolates to feed his chocoholic tendencies.

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