I am up at 0500 as I have a sad journey to Killin to say farewell to an old pal Ian Ramsay, Ian was one of many Policemen I knew all over the Highlands its his funeral today in Killin at 1100. I got to know Ian through my Mountain Rescue Career and sometimes folk forget that the Police have responsibility for Mountain Rescue in the UK. They rely on the local Mountain Rescue Teams to cover such wide responsibilities in the mountains and wild places.
Over the years there has been great trust achieved by the Police and local Mountain Rescue teams. Most of this was the work of local bobbies like Ian Ramsay and so many others like him. They are the unsung heroes all over Scotland. I have been asked to say a few words about my pal Ian at the funeral. This to me is a great honour as so many of Ian’s family and friends will be there.
I hope I do him and the family proud. I will be publishing my words on my pal tomorrow for those who cannot make the funeral.