Very sad news with the announcement of the death of ex-Sighthill Blue Watch stalwart Dougie Forbes. The following is how the Edinburgh Evening News reported the tragic circumstances of his death :
"An Edinburgh pensioner has been named by police after he was found fatally injured on Thursday night (December 2).
Douglas Forbes, 78, was discovered shortly before 9pm on Academy Park in Leith, and passed away a short while later.
Launching an appeal on Saturday, Police Scotland have stated that Douglas was believed to have been travelling home to Leith from the city centre following an evening with friends.
However, officers are still uncertain as to how the 78-year-old sustained his injuries, and have urged anyone who may have information to come forward."
Dougie had recently joined Fireaway and attended the social meeting held at Mathers bar in October, he was also coming to the Xmas lunch next Wednesday.
When/if we are made aware of funeral arrangements we will circulate to all members.