Tunnock’s legend will get police escort after one-way road blunder – and provides cops Caramel Wafers for his or her hassle
Cookie tycoon Sir Boyd Tunnock received a police escort after he got lost on his way to a radio interview – and rewarded the police with his company’s goodies.
The pastry chef was out in the Go Radio studios in Glasgow’s Gorbals yesterday to talk when he made a wrong turn in his smart car and was exposed to oncoming traffic.
A police car arrived with sirens wailing and he was asked where he was going.
The embarrassed Sir Boyd, 88, admitted he was lost and officials told him to follow them.
The Tunnock Supremo revealed his traffic accident when he finally got to the studio and attended the Go Radio Business Show with business gurus Sir Tom Hunter and Lord Willie Haughey.
He said, “I turned left under a bridge and stopped on the side of the road to see where I was.
“There were cars coming in the other direction and their lights flashing. Then I heard this ‘nee-naw, nee-naw’ and a police car was next to me. They said, “You are going the wrong way.” I said, “I know I’m lost.” You then
said, “Just turn the car and follow us.”
“The police were very helpful, so I gave them a packet of caramel waffles to help them on their way.
“I stopped rallying in 1962 and I’m not very good at reading maps.”
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