Scott and the mountains of Skye he loved

 

He was a mountain man who loved the rugged hills of Skye and now, even in death, Scott Travers' passion for high places will live on helping protect others following in his footsteps.

Friends and family were shocked when Scott tragically passed away on only his 52nd birthday.

Now though thanks to those who knew him, his association with the island's mountains which meant so much to him, will continue with a £3,000 donation raised in Scott's name and handed over to Skye Mountain Rescue.

The money, in honour of the father of one who lived in Dunfermline but travelled around the world to climb, was raised through donations at his funeral and the Just Giving page set up by his fiance Debbie Macdonald.

Handing over the money to Skye MRT, Debbie said:  "Scott was at his happiest climbing mountains and often spoke of the amazing work done by the mountain rescue teams. He would be proud to help towards the safety of other kindred spirits.

"Scott was never happier than when he was up in the mountains and has climbed all over Scotland as well as in Italy and California.

"He had a special place in his heart for Skye and we often visited and climbed there."

Commenting on the bequest, Skye MRT leader, Gerry Akroyd said: "We checked our records and had no connect with Scott when he was alive certainly not as far as rescuing him was concerned.

"Obviously he loved Skye and mountains generally and we are just so pleased to have received a donation like this."