The entire glen is in shock and mourning the loss of one of our own, the neighbouring tenant farmer.
A horrid accident occurred on Wednesday night and we woke up early on Thursday to the sad news.
Our neighbour was a lovely man, one of the farmers who quietly helped when my husband had his heart attack last spring.
The saddest thing I saw was when the other farmers met here to talk of their shock, how to help, memories of starting primary school, anecdotes, sentences begun but which were not finished...
Of huge men who have taken many knocks in life, openly crying.
Despite the presence of police and other emergency services, other neighbours asked if they could pass the cordons in order to feed the livestock and collies.
That broke our hearts.
Our neighbour had recently and romantically married his sweetheart in a secret and quiet ceremony. None of us knew but word soon gets out and we were all delighted for our friend and his new wife.
Farewell to a good man, good friend and neighbour. We will miss your cheery wave and big hearty laugh. We will miss your wonderful singing and lively wit, your amazing knowledge of cattle and your friendship.
You were like a brother to my husband.
Our love goes to your family. x