16 April 1998
Train kills Scots farmer on crossing

FARMER Brigadier Thomas McMicking was killed by a train yesterday has he rode over a level crossing on his quad bike.

The 66-year-old farmer was crossing the single track from one field to another on his farm near New Luce, Wigtownshire.

The bike was pulling a hay-loaded trailer. Farm manager Frank McGregor went to his aid but it was too late.

  • The Scotsman 16/04/98 page 6