THE AA's longest-serving patrolman is retiring after 1.4 million miles and almost 50 years on the road.
Jim Haggart joined the AA in Glasgow in August 1966 as a 16-year-old cadet after spotting the opportunity in a newspaper advert.
The 64-year-old has helped an estimated 87,000 motorists with car trouble - between 1,500 and 2,000 a year - around the west of Scotland, rescuing animals, young children and even babies that have been accidentally locked in vehicles.
Extensive car knowledge would seem an obvious requirement for his job but Mr Haggart said he knew nothing about them when he first started and he had to pass his driving test while on the job.
He said: "One of the first tasks as a cadet was obviously to get your licence. I took my test privately the first time and failed spectacularly....