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Identity of Man Confirmed Following Fatal Road Crash on the A9

Police Scotland can confirm the identity of a man who died following a fatal road crash near Pitlochry. 

He was 86-year-old Alexander Eric McArthur, known as Eric, from Dalmuir. 

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway between Blair Atholl and Pitlochry, near to Killiecrankie, around 10.35pm on Friday, 2 July, 2021.

Emergency services attended however the 86-year-old died at the scene.

Eric’s family have issued the following statement through Police Scotland:
“Eric was a loving husband and had been married for 50 years. He was a father to six children and a grandfather to eight. 

“He was a lifelong scholar and championed many environmental causes throughout his life and was a globally renowned beekeeper. Earlier this year, Eric received an MBE for his lifelong services to beekeeping.

“Eric was a much loved father and grandfather and will be sorely missed by his friends and family. We would appreciate our privacy at this difficult time.”

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