Did you look after your own there?


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‘So what was it like where you grew up?’ he said. He couldn’t bear the silence. ‘Did you look after your own there too?’
‘I was one of the outsiders,’ she said.
‘I was born in North Uist, but we never really belonged.’
Source: Dead Water by Ann Cleeves
Context: A local journo was murdered. Detective Inspector Willow Reeve from Inverness and Shetlnder Detective Constable Sandy Wilson are on their way to Sullom Voe, last known location of the victim.

What does Sandy mean wiht the bolded string of words?

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