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By Fiona Reid
Special name for eagle

A GOLDEN eagle has been named in memory of the founder of Moffat Mountain Rescue Team.

The current team have adopted the young male and named him Sinclair, after Dr Hugh Sinclair who helped to establish the organisation following several serious accidents in the Moffat Hills.

Team leader James Coles said: “Hugh Sinclair was a founder member of Moffat Mountain Rescue Team in 1969 and since then the mountain rescue team has saved many lives in the Moffat Hills.

“Sinclair the eagle has been named after the founder member of Moffat Mountain Rescue Team and now keeps watch over walkers and the rescue team in the Moffat Hills.”

Garry Tait, who is a volunteer with both the rescue team and the South Scotland Golden Eagle Project, added: “We are very proud to have an eagle named after our founding member and to have eagles in the skies above Moffat again. It is a fitting tribute to a great man and we wish young Sinclair the very best of luck here in his new home.”


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