Caithness News Bulletins March 2003
About 4.25.pm on Tuesday 18th March 2003, police at Thurso received a
report of an area of grassland on fire close to the
Old Post Office, Westerdale, where the remains of a female had
been discovered by members of the public.
The remains have been
identified as DONALDINA MACLEOD, 81 years. A report regarding the
circumstances has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in Wick.
There are no suspicious
circumstances surrounding this death.
A large hill blaze required the attendance of fire tenders from Thurso,
Bettyhill, Durness and Strathy. Wick and Dunbeath were also called
out to cover Thurso but then sent back later.
Pictures by John Baikie