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My uncle Syd Scroggie and auntie Margaret.
© seoras liath, Jun 1976
Walkers: Syd and Margaret Scroggie.
Date taken: 5th June 1976
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Born 1919; died September 9, 2006
SYD Scroggie died at his home in Bridgefoot, near Dundee, at the base of his beloved Sidlaw hills. He was 86.
Despite losing his sight and a leg to a landmine just weeks before the end of the Second World War, Scroggie achieved more in his lifetime than most, becoming a renowned hillwalker, author, poet, self-taught Greek scholar and honorary Doctor of Laws.
During the war, he saw five years' active service, firstly with the 7th Cameronians, Scottish Rifles, before becoming a Lieutenant in Lord Lovat's Scouts, a ski/mountain regiment.
In 2000, a cairn and indicator was erected on top of Balluderon Hill in the Sidlaw hills in tribute to Scroggie's achievements. Despite then being 81, he climbed to the top, guided by his wife, Margaret, for the unveiling of the cairn. The following year, Dundee University made him an honorary Doctor of Laws.
Pre-deceased by his first wife, Barbara, he is survived by wife, Margaret, and children, Jamie, Sydney and Mary, and four grandchildren.
seoras liath - 01/Mar/22
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