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‘Thank you all’ – Steven Donaldson’s mum praises people of Angus for messages of support after trial verdict

The mother of tragic Kirriemuir murder victim Steven Donaldson has described the support the family has received as “amazing”.

Pam Donaldson paid tribute to the Angus community following a visit to Kinnordy Loch nature reserve, near Kirriemuir, where Mr Donaldson died.

Steven Donaldson.

Letters of condolence, some from strangers and some posted anonymously, were left in remembrance of the 27-year-old where an oak tree was planted following his funeral.

In a Facebook post, Pam said: “I have been up to Kinnordy and seen all of the lovely, heartfelt tributes that people have been leaving behind.

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“We are very grateful for the ongoing support from our friends and community, from those who knew Steven and those who didn’t.

“It is amazing to see how much everyone wants to help at such a difficult time. Every gesture, big or small, has meant the world to me and my family.

“Thank you all, it is very much appreciated. We would appreciate this being shared in the hope that it reaches out to those who we don’t know but have offered their support.”

One message left in tribute at the site said: “Sleep tight bonny lad.

“Sorry you weren’t safe in our wee town.”

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One of the letters left in tribute read: “Before last June, I had never seen your face or heard your name, but now both are on my mind on a daily basis.

“What happened to you should not have happened in a civilised society and each day, as more details of the brutality you suffered come to light, I lose a little bit more faith in humanity.”

On Friday, Steven Dickie and Callum Davidson were found guilty by majority of murdering Steven last summer.

Tasmin Glass, who lured the father of her baby boy to Kirriemuir Hill on the night of his death, was convicted of culpable homicide.

Steven’s family sat through all 22 days of the trial and heard harrowing evidence of how the popular offshore worker was attacked at Kirriemuir’s Peter Pan playpark after Glass arranged to meet him there to discuss their failing relationship.

Dickie, Davidson and Glass will be sentenced on May 30.

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