Tayside and Central Scotland

Soldier dies in 40ft Angus quarry fall

Quarry at Legaston Farm
Image caption Mr Brass, who worked in Army recruitment, is said to have fallen 40ft

A soldier who fell to his death during a rock climbing exercise in Angus has been named by police.

Gordon Brass, 34, from Dundee, was part of a group who were rock climbing at Legaston Quarry at Collieston on Friday.

He was said to have fallen about 40ft at about 1445 BST.

It is understood Mr Brass was a member of an Army recruitment team and was with a group of students when the incident happened.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said: "I can confirm that a soldier was killed during a climbing exercise near Arbroath."

Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the incident, and a report will go to the procurator fiscal.

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