Tributes paid to young Scots woman killed in farm accident

Tributes have poured in for a young Scots woman who has been killed following a farm accident.

Caroline Rennie died on her family’s farm near her hometown in Turriff, Aberdeenshire, on Saturday afternoon (3 April).

Emergency services were called to farmland, where machinery was being used, just off the A947 Aberdeen to Banff Road, about two miles south of the town, at about 3.45pm. The 21-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Caroline Rennie

Caroline Rennie © Police Scotland

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Miss Rennie was a popular and much-loved member of Turriff Young Farmers’ Club.

In a statement released through Police Scotland, her family said: “We are devastated by the loss of Caroline, who was so full of life, full of fun and much loved.

“She was a great friend to everyone who knew her and will be much missed.”

‘Well respected’

Lorna Paterson, north-east regional manager for NFU Scotland (NFUS), said Miss Rennie’s death was a “horrendously tragic situation”.

She told the Press and Journal: “On behalf of NFUS and our members, we express our huge sympathy and commiserations towards the Rennie family and Caroline’s wide circle of friends. Caroline was so well respected by those who knew her.

“Her passion for our industry was second to none; she had such a bright future ahead and was a real entrepreneurial and dynamic female within the farming locality.

“This horrendously tragic situation is just the cruellest of the cruellest and everyone in the farming arena is shocked.”

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid said: “This tragic accident has shocked the local community here in Turriff. My thoughts are with the family and friends of the young woman involved, at what must be a very difficult time.”

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