Tribute to pensioner killed in Livingston road collision

Kenneth McRae. Picture: police handout
Kenneth McRae. Picture: police handout

The family of a great-grandfather who died after a car crash has said he will be “always loved”.

Kenneth McRae, 87, died in hospital after he crashed off the road at the Dechmont roundabout, Livingston, on January 22.

He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment but died on February 2, police said.

His family said he would be sadly missed.

In a statement released through police, they said: “Originally from Portobello, Edinburgh, Kenneth moved to Bathgate to be closer to family.

“The accident which caused this sudden and unexpected loss of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather has been difficult to take.

“He was a good man who was always willing to help people and give advice.

“As a retired tree surgeon, Ken was local to Bathgate and known for attending the 50-plus choir, writing groups such as the Quill and Scottish writers. He also enjoyed painting and writing poetry.

“He was involved in many of the local community groups in and around West Lothian. He will be always loved and sadly missed.”

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