Police close road after popular young farmer killed in A83 crash

By Lucy Ashton

A teenage farmer who died in a single-vehicle crash on the A83 in Argyll has been named locally as Alan Cameron.

The 19-year-old, from Inveraray, was the driver of a car which crashed between Ardgenavan and Clachan on Sunday night.

Emergency services were called, but Alan was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alan was a well-known Highland cattle handler at Cladich Fold in Dalmally, and took award-winning bulls for show at the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston.

Tributes have been paid to the teenager who was described on Facebook as a ‘lovely lad’ who ‘could make anyone smile’.

Donald Kennedy wrote: “Still can’t believe this. He had the best nature and a hell of a character that could make anyone smile. He was so good to our boy and had infinite patience.

Alan has been described as a 'lovely lad' who 'could make anyone smile'.
Alan has been described as a ‘lovely lad’ who ‘could make anyone smile’.

“They don’t make people like that anymore. Loved that boy the day I met him, a grafter, good laugh and so so caring.

“Will always remember you, Alan Cameron. You made a massive impression in my family’s life and I’ll never forget you, ever.”

Valentina Federici added: “I can’t believe this, absolutely heartbroken, sending condolences to the family.  Such a lovely, kind boy, was always there when I needed someone to talk to.  Forever in all our hearts, taken far too soon… Rest easy Alan Cameron.”

Dexter Logan said: “Could not believe this when I heard today and the poor lad and all around him have not left my head today. Ever since I first met Alan we hit it off, one of life’s good guys that could turn his hand to anything.

“His quiet nature and willingness to lend a hand at shows and sales whenever someone was in need will always be remembered. So sorry to all at Cladich and his family and friends.”

Rebecca Greenhorn added: “Such a tragedy. Such a lovely and talented young man. Thoughts are with all of Cladich and his family at this sad time.”

Alan was a Highland Cow handler at Cladich Fold in Dalmally.
Alan was a Highland cattle handler at Cladich Fold in Dalmally.

Sergeant Brian Simpson of Dumbarton Road Policing said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who has died in this crash and our inquiries to establish the full circumstances are ongoing.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash and who has not already spoken to officers to get in touch.

“I would also ask anyone who was in the area around the time and who may have dash-cam footage which could assist to contact us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 3618 of 30 April, 2023.

The teen died after a crash on the A83 in Argyll and Bute
The teenager died after a crash on the A83 north of Inverary. Top picture: Alan Cameron pictured with prize-winning Highland cow.

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