Obituaries

Dougie Campbell; Musician and blacksmith

Published on 8 Apr 2010

Dougie Campbell, who has died aged 65, was a businessman leading light of Glasgow’s folk music scene as the bandleader of The Last Tram tae Auchenshuggle, which played at the weddings of supermodel Kirsty Hume and actor John Hannah and twice won the world ceilidh band championship.

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Alison Hargreaves

Mountaineer's parents grieve for children's loss
The Independent 

Katie Ballard - Alison Hargreaves's four-year-old daughter - still does not know that her mother died climbing K2, the world's most dangerous mountain, her grieving grandparents said yesterday.

Joyce and John Hargreaves broke down in tears at the news conference organised by their son-in-law, Jim Ballard, at a ski centre 700 metres up Aonach Mr in the shadow of Ben Nevis in the Highlands yesterday.
The couple who travelled from Derbyshire to be with their grandchildren were told that their 33-year-old daughter had finally been confirmed dead this weekend. "Katie just thinks she is lost, she doesn't know her mummy is dead," Mr Hargreaves said. The grandparents admitted that they do not wish Katie and Tom, six, to travel to see the peak where their mother died.

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Archie Hind

The Guardian
Friday February 29, 2008

Archie Hind, who has died aged 79, was the author of just one published novel, The Dear Green Place. A passionate account of a working-class man's desire to become a writer, published in 1966, it is one of the finest to come out of 20th-century Glasgow and won four prizes, including the Guardian fiction award.

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Kenneth Skeel

Artist, nationalist and activist; Born September 12, 1946; Died May 19, 2008..

KEN Skeel, who has died aged 61, was a veteran of the campaign for a Scottish parliament, free thinker and raconteur.

His wit and courage never failed him and after hearing he had terminal cancer he jokingly told his partner, Nell, that for his funeral arrangements he wanted to be thrown into a smouldering volcano.

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