Body confirmed as hillwalker

Police have confirmed the body found in the Cairngorms last week is that of missing hillwalker Jim Robertson.
Police have confirmed the body found in the Cairngorms last week is that of missing hillwalker Jim Robertson.

Police have confirmed that a body found in the Cairngorms last week is that of missing hillwalker Jim Robertson.

The 61-year-old from Glasgow had been missing since March 2 and extensive searches were carried out.

His body was discovered in the Glen Lui area, near Braemar, last Thursday night.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Wilson said: “Our thoughts are with Mr Robertson’s family and friends at this very sad time, and I would like to express my appreciation to them for their support as rescue teams carried out searches.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to highlight the commitment shown by the volunteers from Braemar, Aberdeen and Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Teams as well as the Search and Rescue Dogs Association and air support from the Coastguard.

“Thank you also to the public who provided us with information throughout as we carried out extensive searches for Mr Robertson - your support was invaluable.”