The British Army captain who died running last month’s London Marathon has been honoured by his former Fife school.
Pupils from St Margaret’s Primary in Dunfermline walked 3.2 miles – the distance David Seath was from the finish line – in tribute to the 31-year-old after the Afghanistan veteran suffered a suspected cardiac arrest.
A pupil at St Margaret’s between 1989 and 1996, the children were joined by David’s brother Gary, mother Libby and cousin Sarah-Jayne Tunstall for the trek around a local park, raising £1,000 for Help for Heroes, the charity that David was running for when he died.
Headteacher Carol Hannah said: “David is fondly remembered as a happy, polite and hardworking boy who always gave his best and was a credit to the school.
“As a young boy he showed many of the qualities which, as an adult, contributed to his distinguished career in the British armed forces.”
Childhood friend Michael Cox added: “He had so many good qualities and it was no surprise that he went on to achieve great things in the Army and as a commando.”
Originally from Cowdenbeah, Captain Seath’s funeral brought the streets of Dunfermline to a standstill earlier this month as hundreds of mourners turned out to pay their respects.