McConechy’s and Goodyear Assist Stranded Lady
Goodyear and tyre & exhaust experts McConechy's have presented Kay Ure, the lady separated from her husband for 31 days when she left her remote Highland home to pick up Christmas dinner, with a set of all weather tyres to keep her moving and hopefully avoid a repeat of her arduous ordeal.
Mrs Ure's 4×4 has now been supplied and fitted with a set of specially imported Goodyear Wrangler HP all weather tyres from Germany which would normally cost around £750. The tyre's all-weather tread means they are equally effective in both winter and summer. The tyres were fitted by McConechy's staff members who made the 200 mile treacherous round trip from their garage base in Dingwall to meet Mrs Ure.
Kay Ure and her husband John were forced to spend Christmas & New Year apart as thick snow blocked roads left the passage atop 900ft cliffs to their lighthouse keeper’s cottage in Cape Wrath, Sutherland impassable. Kay had been stranded since 19 December when she popped out to pick up Christmas dinner and has only managed to return home to her husband in the past few days.
McConechy’s managing director Donald Carmichael said: “When we read the story of Kay’s brave attempts to get home to her husband we were very keen to offer our assistance, we have over 50 branches throughout Scotland so no distance is too far for us and we’re very pleased to be able to help Kay and her husband John.”
Goodyear PR Support Manager Kate Rock said: “After hearing of the traumatic ordeal that Kay went through Goodyear felt that it would be useful for her to have some all weather tyres to help her in the future. We are more than happy to donate these tyres to Kay and her family.”