Mr Scott (or Billy or Scotty as he was known to friends and family), aged 90, tragically died after falling into water in the Leith area near Victoria Bridge in December 2018.
Initially reported missing from his home in the Chesser area of the city, an extensive search by Police assisted by members of the public and other services resulted sadly in him being found in tragic circumstances with assistance of the Search Dogs.
Following the announcement the family publicly thanked all those who had supported them throughout the ordeal and made special mention of the help and kindness shown by Police when dealing with them.
As a result the family took a collection at the funeral of Mr Scott and it was their wish that this be donated to the Scottish Police Benevolent Fund to assist members of the Police family in time of need, in memory of their father/grandfather.
The family were subsequently invited to Fettes Police Station to meet the Police dog and handler involved and given a guided tour of the Police Station as well as a spin in a Police car. It was during this invitation that the family handed over the significant donation to a Trustee of the SPBF.
The SPBF would like to acknowledge and express our sincere thanks for the generous donation made by the family. Rest assured that monies received will be put to a good cause in assisting those requiring assistance from the charity. The SPBF is extremely grateful to the family in making such a kind gesture to the Police family at a time of such sadness, and we hope that they can find some solace in the knowledge that the money they have donated in memory of their father and grandfather will make a difference to others.
Should you wish to make a donation in memory of a loved one, or just wish to make a donation, then please get in touch via our contacts page or click on the donate link at the top right of this page.
The picture above shows Mr Scott’s family during their visit to Fettes meeting with the search dog.