A former Perthshire man has been named locally as the third victim of Stonehaven’s train crash.
Christopher Stuchbury, who was 62, lived in Aberdeen but previously stayed in Blairgowrie. He was a passenger travelling to work in Fife from his home in the Granite City when the accident happened.
Train driver Brett McCullough and conductor Donald Dinnie have been confirmed as the two other victims of Wednesday morning’s tragedy.
Six people were treated in hospital for minor injuries.
The RMT union said that confirmation of the three deaths, including one of its conductor members, was “the most dreadful news”.
Senior assistant general secretary Mick Lynch added the union’s thoughts “were with the families, colleagues and friends of those who have lost their lives in this tragedy.”
He added: “The facts behind this incident will need to be established in due course but at this stage we are focused on support and assistance and our thoughts are with all those impacted by this tragedy.”
The Queen also a message of condolence following the crash, and asked people to “join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to the families of those who have died and those who have been injured”.