ONE of the longest serving members of staff at Culzean Castle Country Park has been honoured - by having a woodland path named after him.

Kenneth 'Dixie' Dickson has served the estate, and the thousands of members of public who visit the park, for the last 45 years.

The lanrmark anniversary was announced on Friday - the anniversary of 'Dixie' starting work at the estate, which is owned and run by the National Trust for Scotland.

A Culzean spokesperson said: "In honour of Dixie our longest serving member of staff, who today has hit 45 years of service.

"Dixie has been here so long, he is almost as recognisable as the Castle itself We feel like his service has to be immortalised in some way so today we have named one of our woodland paths to recognise his contribution to the Country Park and the National Trust for Scotland.

"From all of the team at Culzean, thank you Dixie for all you do!"

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