Family appeal after service

Brian Mckandie's brother, Bill (middle) leaves the Memorial Service to meet all the parties who attended.
Brian Mckandie's brother, Bill (middle) leaves the Memorial Service to meet all the parties who attended.

The family of Brian McKandie has made a re-appeal to the public for information which may assist officers making enquiries into his murder following a memorial service.

The brief, private, service was held on Wednesday, April 13, at Auchterless Church to mark the life of Mr McKandie.

Brian McKandie's family have paid tribute to him.

Brian McKandie's family have paid tribute to him.

Following the service, his brother William, said: “It has been a month since Brian died and we would like to again appeal to anyone who may have information that could assist police to get in touch.

“We would urge anyone who thinks they may be able to help even if they think the information is irrelevant to contact police and let them decide.

“Brian was a private, gentle man and we cannot understand why this would have happened to him.

“He was a genial man and was well liked in the local community. He had lived at his home in Badenscoth most of his life and was known for his passion which was fixing cars. He helped a great deal of folk and his death has come as a shock to us all.

“Somebody somewhere must know what happened to Brian and we would ask them to look to their conscience and call the police. We have lost our brother and we just want to know what happened and why.”

Detective Chief Inspector Iain Smith said: “We would again urge anyone with knowledge or information to get in touch on 101.

“I would directly appeal to any of his friends or associates who may have noticed something concerning Mr McKandie in the days leading up to his death, to come forward, anything at all could assist us so please get in touch.”