Tributes paid to former BBC employee who died after being struck by bus

Alistair Boath died after being struck by the McGill's bus he had been travelling on moments earlier.

Tributes paid to former BBC employee who died after being hit by bus he was on moments earlier in Blanefield Police Scotland

Tributes have been paid to a man who was found dead on a road in a Stirling village, after being hit by a bus he had disembarked from moments earlier.

The 64-year-old was discovered late on July 31, on Blanefield’s Glasgow Road having stepped off a passing McGill’s service.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene, but the man was pronounced dead a short time later.

He has now been identified as former BBC employee Alistair Boath, from the Strathblane area.

It is unclear whether the driver of the bus was aware Mr Boath had been struck at the time of the incident.

In a statement, his family said: “We are devastated by the loss of Alistair who was well known in the area and was loved by family, friends, and former colleagues at the BBC, where he worked for many years.

“We are asking for privacy at this very difficult time and would like to thank everyone for their kind words.”

Police sergeant Ruth Aitchison of the Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts remain with Alistair’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“We are continuing with our enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the crash.

“Anyone with any further information is asked to please contact us through 101 quoting reference number 4407 of Monday, July 31.”

A spokesperson for McGill’s said they were co-operating with police.

“One of our vehicles was involved in an incident in Blanefield on [July 31],” they confirmed at the time.

“We are cooperating fully with Police Scotland.”

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