Wednesday, February 06, 2019

The sad loss of Alan Barron

Yesterday James Barron announced on the Nairn Social media site "Nairn Rocks":

 "It is with tremendous sadness that I have to announce that Alan Barron, beloved father, grandfather and brother died peacefully in the small hours of this morning(Tuesday 5th of February) at Nairn town and county hospital. He will be greatly missed, not only by his family, but by Nairn in general."

Tributes are being made on Nairn Rocks here. 

One of our regular readers David told the Gurn: "It is with great sadness that we all learned today of the passing of Alan Barron, he will be a great loss to the community of Nairn.

Could you feature a mention on the Gurn in memory of one of the most loveable, knowledgeable and sociable Nairnites of the last few decades? He was a remarkable man, full of vigour, an encyclopedic knowledge of Nairn and its history and yet not boring or academic, full of life and a wonderful sense of humour. I will always remember his affectionate giggle and the way his face lit up when a new fact or subject came to his notice.

He will be greatly missed, there are few now of his ilk and character, a shame, as we need them now more than ever."

1 comment:

Jack Harrison said...

Alan had not been well for some time. I hadn't seen him for over a month in his regular haunt, Basil cafe Although I feared the worst, I hadn't dare ask. But at least he had his "marbles" right to the end. It was always a pleasure to chat with Alan. Too young to go.

Anyone know who is looking after his splendid dog Rowan?