Fife man Steven Keddie dies in crash in Fin gask castle grounds during weddin

Sept 3rd 2017


Man dies after car crash during wedding at 16th century Fingask Castle in Perth & Kinross

“COPS are probing a horror car smash in the grounds of a posh country house. Emergency services raced to 16th century Fingask Castle, near Rait, Perthshire, following the one-vehicle accident at around 5.40pm.

A tweet suggested the accident happened during a wedding. Another two people who were in the motor were understood to be hurt too.”

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/1505868/fingask-castle-perth-kinross-wedding/


Wedding guest dies in crash at Perthshire castle

Tributes have been paid to a wedding guest who was killed in the grounds of a Perthshire castle.

The 29-year-old, who was named locally as Fife man Steven Keddie, is believed to be a friend of bride Emma Taylor, who wed long-term partner Gavin Bissett at  the 16th century Fingask Castle on Saturday.

He died after the car he was travelling in left the castle’s narrow, twisting main drive, which emerges onto the public roads between Rait and Kilspindie.

The crash happened shortly after the wedding breakfast had finished, at around 5.40pm.

Yesterday tyre tracks could be seen on the road’s surface leading from a verge on one side to a damaged hedge on the other where the accident appears to have occurred.

Steven Keddie was a hairdresser in Cupar.

Another track behind the hedge was cordoned off with police tape.

Mr Keddie worked at Cupar hair salon Cutting Edge and was popular with customers, with one calling him “the only decent hairdresser in Cupar”.

Friends paid tribute on social media.

Steph Goley said: “Rest easy Keddie. The life and soul of a party. And now the soul of the party up in heaven. Shine bright up there.”

Another wrote: “There is just no words that can describe the sheer devastation that is being felt in the town today, our thoughts and prayers are with all Steven’s family, friends and colleagues.

“Fly high Steven Keddie you were a true character that will be sadly missed by many.”

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/502410/man-dies-at-perthshire-castle-articleisfree/


A man has died in a car crash at an historic castle and wedding venue in rural Perthshire.

The 29-year-old man, who has not yet been named by police, died after his car left the road on a twisting hillside track leading to Fingask Castle , in the Carse of Gowrie area between Perth and Dundee .

A wedding was scheduled to take place on Saturday according to the castle’s website.

Today workers could be seen at the castle’s wedding pavilion in the manicured grounds of the historic castle, which was built in the 16th century.

However, nobody was available at the castle for comment on the incident.

Police tape could be seen hanging between hedges at the site of the crash on an unmade private road leading from the unclassified road between the hamlets of Rait and Kilspindie.

Tyre tracks could be seen on the road’s surface leading from a verge on one side to a damaged hedge on the other where the accident appears to have occurred.

nhgfPolice cordoned off the road leading to Fingask Castle 

It is not known if the man who died was a worker at the castle or if he had been attending an event there.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland’s Tayside Division said: “Police Scotland can confirm that a 29-year-old man has died following a one-vehicle road traffic collision on the grounds of Fingask Castle.

“Emergency services were called to the area at about 5.40pm last night following reports of a collision.

“The driver sadly died at the scene.”

Fingask Castle sits perched on a hillside around 200 feet above the village of Rait on the north side of the main A90 road.

It is famed for its topiary and statues in its extensive manicured gardens and is primarily used as a popular upmarket wedding venue, with prices for hiring the venue alone running up to £5500 a day.

The castle also provides self-catering cottage accommodation across its grounds. http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/horror-death-crash-saw-man-11103815


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https://stv.tv/news/east-central/1396950-serious-crash-in-historic-castle-grounds-during-wedding/    https://archive.is/4mCjR


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