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Picture No:1467
Courtesy of:Roddie Macpherson
GraveyardCaroy, St. John's
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Roger & Otta (Tarn) Swire.

ROGER SWIRE/Colonel, late R.E./Orbost, Dunvegan, Skye/husband of/OTTA FLORA SWIRE MACDONALD LOIS/died 20th November 1974.

OTTA FLORA MACDONALD /LOIS SWIRE/née TARN/wife of ROGER SWIRE/died 2nd January 1973.


Picture Added on 30 April 2014.


Thank you for your trouble in all these listings. I am Dr Herbert (aka Jim) Swire son of Otta and Roger whose gravestones are shown in your excellent photograph above (1467).
Towards the loch about 12 feet away from these two stones is the stone to mark the burial place of the ashes of our elder daughter Flora who was murdered in the Lockerbie air disaster of 21 December 1988. The inscription was recently re-gilded and you are very welcome to include its picture in this album. The inscription faces the gravestones of Otta and Roger, her grandparents, shown above.
In addition between the two gravestones you already show has been placed a plaque commemorating my sister, Flora Swire, placed there by myself and my brother-in-law Francis Gardner, who himself died in December 2019. Flora Gardner (nee Swire)'s plaque was not installed until after your picture had been taken. Some of her ashes were also sprinkled where the plaque now stands. It is about 2 feet in front of the two stones you show and between them.

Added by Dr Jim Swire on 21 January 2020.
Hello Jim

Thank you for your Comment, If you could send me photos to illustrate I can put them onto the website.

We have altered our policy and will include death records post 1979 (the previous cut-of date). I recall seeing your daughter's headstone.

If you don't have photos we hope eventually to update all Skye (I don't live there0 but it depends on volunteers and to date only parts of the north have been covered.

Added by Roddie Macpherson on 22 January 2020.

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