Family pay tribute to ‘true hill lover’

Hillwalker Jim Robertson's disappearance was reported in early March,
Hillwalker Jim Robertson's disappearance was reported in early March,

The family of a missing hillwalker have paid tribute to him after his body was found in the Cairngorms.

Jim Robertson’s disappearance was reported on March 2 when he failed to return from the hills near Braemar.

Extensive searches were carried out for the 61-year-old from the Glasgow area.

Mr Robertson’s body was discovered in the Glen Lui area last Thursday night and police on Tuesday confirmed identification.

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.”

His daughter Lynn paid an emotional tribute to him on social media.

She thanked all those who had supported the family and the volunteers who had taken part tirelessly in various searches.

She added: “I’d like to ask our dad is not remembered as ‘a body found in the Cairngorms’ but as a doting father, adored brother, a loving son and, of course, a true hill lover.”