Schoolboy, 12, dies in fall from tree

Alford Aademy pupil Lachlan MacKenzie
Alford Aademy pupil Lachlan MacKenzie

An Aberdeenshire schoolboy has died after falling from a tree.

Lachlan MacKenzie, 12, from Muir of Fowlis, was visiting relatives in Ayrshire when the accident happened on Thursday.

Emergency services attended but the Alford Academy pupil died at the scene in Troon. A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Alford head teacher Moira Milne said: “We are deeply saddened by this news.

“Lachlan had settled into his first year at Alford Academy very well and this will come as a huge shock to the school and wider community.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”