Family 'devastated' after grandfather dies following accident on farm

Derek Roan, 71, had helped run two dairy farms and a milk delivery business.

Family ‘devastated’ after grandfather Derek Roan, 71, dies following accident at Barnborroch Farm Facebook

A grandfather who featured in a documentary series about farming has died following an accident.

Derek Roan, 71, had helped run two dairy farms and a milk delivery business alongside his family in Dumfries and Galloway.

On Monday evening, the family announced that Mr Roan had died after an accident at Barnborroch Farm, near Dalbeattie.

He died in hospital from injuries sustained at the farm on Sunday.

Police have said that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.

In a statement, the family said that they are “totally devastated” and are remain in shock following the loss.

“It is with deepest sadness to announce the tragic death of Derek Roan at Barnbarroch Farm,” they wrote.

“Beloved husband to Kathleen, devoted father to Stuart, Steven, Leeanne, father in-law to Aylett, Tracey and Tony and proud Papa to Fergus, Fraser, Andrew, Lucy, Daisy and Skye.

“We are totally devastated and still in shock to what has happened and it will take some time for us to come to terms of not having him around.

“All Derek’s hard work was for his two passions in life – his family and his farms. Derek was well known within the farming community and many other circles. He will be sadly missed by all.

“We would like to thank everyone for sending their condolences during this difficult time for us. The Roan family.”