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Journalist who covered Lockerbie bombing dies aged 77

A former regional journalist who covered the Lockerbie air disaster has died aged 77.

Lachlan Kennedy, above, worked for newspapers in both his native Scotland and England.

Lachlan started out in journalism at DC Thomson, in Dundee, before his childhood sweetheart Linda moved to England with her parents.

He followed Linda to Slough to marry her, and secured a job on the Slough Observer.

In the mid-1960s the couple returned to Scotland, where Lachlan worked in Glasgow for the Scottish Daily Express.

He later moved to become a reporter at the Daily Record and its sister paper the Sunday Mail, where he worked shifts at weekends.

In 1988 he was among the journalists sent to cover the Lockerbie bombing, which killed 270 people.

Lachlan was made redundant from the Record in 1994 and freelanced for a time with The Herald.

He is survived by his Linda, sons Gary, an accountant, and Scott, an electrical engineer, and his grandchildren – including Hannah, who is at university studying politics and English with an ambition to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a journalist.