11 September 1998
Scots farmers jailed for murder

TWO farmers were jailed for life for the murder of Aberfoyle couple Roddy and Anne Marie Aitken.

The killers, Mr Iain Meikleham and John Parker, were branded “evil beyond belief” by the murdered couples orphaned daughter.

Mr Meikleham executed the couple with a shotgun. Mr John Parker helped plan the crime and took the bodies away to be burned.

The bodies had been buried at Mr Parkers farm at Crosbie Mains, near West Kilbride, Ayrshire.