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Tribute to a great hill man – Donnie Ross

Sir,

It was with great sadness we recently heard of the passing of Donnie Ross, who will be a huge loss to the whole rural community of the Highlands.

However, I think we gave him a really good send-off in a unique but fitting funeral service. I can honestly say I have never carried a coffin out on a hill before, but if anyone deserved this, it was big Donnie.

The family and the funeral directors are to be commended for organising such a special service for him and many well respected people and personalities from many walks of life were there to see him off. Hundreds of them were on the hillside above his home at Lealt Farm.

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