A popular Scots farmer has tragically died in hospital after being injured during an accident on the family farm.
Derek Roan was rushed to the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary from Barnbarroch Farm, near Dalbeattie, on Sunday but lost his fight for life.
The 71-year-old’s death isn’t being treated as suspicious by police but the Health and Safety Executive have been informed.
The dad-of-three, who was at the helm of Roan’s Dairy, was well known in the community and will be remembered for his love of farming, his family have said.
In a heartbreaking statement, they wrote: “It is with deepest sadness to announce the tragic death of Derek Roan at Barnbarroch Farm, beloved husband to Kathleen, devoted father to Stuart, Steven, Leeanne, father in law to Aylett, Tracey and Tony and proud Papa to Fergus, Fraser, Andrew, Lucy, Daisy and Skye.
“We are totally devastated and still in shock at what has happened and it will take some time for us to come to terms of not having him around.
“All Derek’s hard work was for his two passions in life – his family and his farms.
“Derek was well known within the farming community and many other circles. He will be sadly missed by all.
“We would like to thank everyone for sending their condolences during this difficult time for us.”
A statement from Police Scotland said: “On Monday, 20 June 2022, we were made aware of the death of a 71-year-old man in Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”
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