Retirement Spotlight— Alastair Pirie

Gray & Adams said goodbye to long-serving employee Alastair Pirie on the 1st of March 2024. Alastair is based at Fraserburgh and has worked for Gray & Adams since April 9th 1990. We caught up with Alastair just after his retirement to find out more about what he will miss about working for us and what he is looking forward to as he enters this new chapter.

What was your role at Gray & Adams and what were your day to day responsibilities?

I was the Assistant Line Manager of Profiles. Along with checking work was correctly done, included me also fitting back door frame profiles, exterior cappens and also interior work. Then I moved to assemble and completion of lifting floors, which was a new challenge that I very much enjoyed.

What did you do before you came to Gray & Adams and why did you want to work for the company?

I did my apprenticeship as a Ships Carpenter, the company eventually shut down.

My wife’s uncle Billy Duthie got me the job at Gray & Adams, he assured me it was a great place to work, and after 35 years I would agree.

What did you enjoy most about working for Gray & Adams?

Over the years I have worked in a few different departments and met a lot of people whom I have enjoyed working with. During the past five years I have had numerous health issues, the company and employees showed me a great deal of concern and support, which was very much appreciated.

What are your plans for retirement?

Spending lots of time with my grandchildren, hopefully some relaxing holidays, and doing some DIY around the house.


James and Peter Gray would like to thank Alistair for his commitment to the company and wish him all the best in their retirement going forward.