In the early hours of Friday 7th July we were all awakened by the noise of a helicopter criss - crossing the local area – little did we realise that it was searching for local man Colin Morrison, who sadly died whilst on one of his favourite walks up around Castlelaw.
Although not originally from Abernethy, Colin was brought up in Fochabers, Colin devoted a lot of time and effort to the benefit of Abernethy.
A lover of the outdoors, Colin was a driving force in the organisation and running of the Abernethy Hill Race for many years.
He was a founder and active member of the Abernethy Action Group, involved in dialogue and discussion to improve the local environment and amenity – this led on to Colin joining Abernethy Community Council, initially as Vice Chair, and then serving four years as Chair.
In his capacity of Community Councillor, Colin involved himself in many other local activities, including attending the Binn Farm Community Liaison Group, where he helped develop a strong working relationship between the village and the businesses at Binn.
He was also involved in the initiation of the project to provide power for a village Christmas Tree at Nurse Peattie’s Garden, and was on hand to provide mulled wine for all those who attended the first official “switch on”.
Colin will be missed by many in the community, and our thoughts go out to his wife Helen, daughter Hannah, and son Max at this difficult time.