Tributes to crash victim


Tributes have poured in for a local woman who tragically died two days before Christmas in a one vehicle collision on the B9120.

Veronica Haggart was named by police as the victim who died following the incident on December 23, between Laurencekirk and Fettercairn.

A police spokesperson said: “Police Scotland can confirm that the woman who died following a one-vehicle road traffic collision involving a blue Vauxhall Corsa on the B9120 between Laurencekirk and Fettercairn was Veronica Haggart, from the Fettercairn area.

“The collision happened at Bogmill Bridge at around 9.15am on Monday, December 23.

“The road was closed for several hours while collision investigations took place.

“Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.”

The 70-year-old, known locally as Vera, was very well liked at the Scotmid in which she worked at Laurencekirk.

Scotmid’s head of corporate communications, Malcolm Brown, said: “As you can imagine, especially at this time of year, this has been devastating news for Vera’s family, our staff and our customers.

“Vera worked for us for four years and was an extremely popular member of our Laurencekirk team. Our thoughts go to Vera’s family at this difficult time.

‘‘We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the local police for the professional and sympathetic way they have handled this tragic event.”