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23Aug91 UK: TARMAC ON TIME WITH M80 CONTRACT NEAR GLASGOW DESPITE PROBLEMS FROM VANDALS. (1 OF 2)

By Jim Kenny.As part of its corporate policy, Tarmac encourages its senior staff to take French language courses to boost the skills of the company. But for Jock Laidlaw and his colleagues working on the M80 Stepps bypass east of Glasgow, the language dished out to the vandals who plague the site is anything but cultural European. More like basic Celt.As structures agent on the £22.5 million contract, Mr Laidlaw approaches work each morning with a certain degree of trepidation.He ...

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