A grandfather who was awarded an MBE last month for lifelong services to beekeeping has been killed in a road crash.
Alexander Eric McArthur, known as Eric, was described as a “lifelong scholar and championed many environmental causes throughout his life”.
The fatal crash happened on the A9 southbound between Blair Atholl and Pitlochry, near to Killiecrankie in Perthshire, at around 10.35pm on Friday.
Emergency services attended, however 86-year-old Mr McArthur, from Dalmuir in West Dunbartonshire, died at the scene.
In a statement released through police, his family said: “Eric was a loving husband and had been married for 50 years.
“He was a father to six children and a grandfather to eight.
“He was a lifelong scholar and championed many environmental causes throughout his life and was a globally renowned beekeeper.
“Earlier this year, Eric received an MBE for his lifelong services to beekeeping.
“Eric was a much-loved father and grandfather and will be sorely missed by his friends and family. We would appreciate our privacy at this difficult time.”
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