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Jim Clark Rally crash deaths: Funerals for Iain Provan and Elizabeth Allan

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Image caption Elizabeth Allan's funeral was held at Craigton Crematorium in Glasgow

The funerals have taken place of a man and woman from Barrhead who were killed in a crash while spectating at a rally in the Borders.

Iain Provan, 64, and his partner Elizabeth Allan, 63, known as Betty, died at the Jim Clark Rally on 31 May.

The funeral of Len Stern, 71, who was also killed took place on Tuesday.

Mr Provan's funeral was held at Woodside Crematorium in Paisley while Ms Allan's took place at Craigton Crematorium in Glasgow,

The accident happened at Little Swinton, near Coldstream, two hours after another rally car left the road and hit five people - four men and a woman - at the same event.

About 250 competitors had been taking part in the rally, one of the largest in the UK.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the fatal crash, and the earlier one near Eccles, to contact them.

Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill announced last week that police will carry out a review of safety at public events in Scotland in the wake of the deaths.

The Scottish government will also commission a review of motorsport event safety in light of the accident.

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