Family’s tribute to murder victim

Rothienorman murder victim Brian McKandie's family have paid tribute to him.
Rothienorman murder victim Brian McKandie's family have paid tribute to him.

The family of Rothienorman murder victim Brian McKandie say they are in a state of shock.

They have described him as “dearly beloved” and a “genial sort of chap”.

Mr McKandie, 67, was found at Fairview Cottages in Badenscoth on Saturday, March 12.

Detectives are continuing a murder hunt and want to trace two men a witness reported were seen speaking to him the previous day.

In a statement issued by Police Scotland, Mr McKandie’s relatives said: “Brian was a dearly beloved brother of William, Margaret and the late Elizabeth, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many.

“He was a genial sort of chap with a dry sense of humour. He was hard-working and very dedicated to his business.

“We have been shocked by the recent events.”

It is thought Mr McKandie suffered a violent attack.