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Gamekeeper dies in quad bike accident on Highland estate

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A young gamekeeper has died in an accident on a Highland estate.

The 27-year-old fell from his quad bike while working on the Muckrach Estate in Dulnain Bridge.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said it sent an air ambulance, road ambulances and a trauma team to the scene at Clachbain Farm.

Police and two fire units also attended.

A police spokeswoman said: “At about 5.50pm on Tuesday, 18 August, police were called to a report of a man injured after falling from a quad bike near to Dulnain Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey.

“Police and ambulance attended, however the 27 year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident and a full report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

“The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this time.”

A spokesman for the estate confirmed an accident had occurred but said the man had not been employed by the estate and had been working for a sporting tenant.

Alex Hogg, chairman of the Scottish Gamekeepers Association said: “This awful news has shaken the gamekeeping community.

“To lose young lives in this way is just beyond words.

“It is almost impossible to imagine the pain being felt just now by everyone connected to the tragedy and the SGA passes on our deepest and sincere condolences.”

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