Rest in Peace Barry

Barry McRae (34) from Stonehaven.
Barry McRae (34) from Stonehaven.

Tributes have been paid to a Stonehaven man who was tragically killed in the early hours of last Friday morning (August 21).

Barry McRae, 34, from Stonehaven, died after being hit by a car on the A90 dual carriageway at Stracathro. Police are conducting an investigation into his death.

Barry, the eldest of four boys to parents Alison and Duncan McRae, grew up in Stonehaven and was well known and liked in the town. He attended Dunnottar Primary School and Mackie Academy.

Barry married his long-term girlfriend Amanda in January 2011. They had been together since they were teenagers, and have two young daughters, aged seven and three.

He will be very much missed as a father, husband, son, brother and uncle, as well as by his many friends.

Tibutes have been flooding in on social media over the weekend as friends and family comfort each other. One such comment said: “There’s nothing that can take away all the pain you and the girls will have in your hearts, but please know that you are in our thoughts. I’m so saddened to hear about Barry.”

A fresh appeal was made on Tuesday by Police Scotland, who are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a black coloured Audi car travelling southbound on the A90 in the early hours of Friday morning (August 21).

It is understood that the Audi A3 travelled from Stonehaven on the A90 before stopping at a lay-by just north of the Brechin junction, near Stracathro, where the collision involving a pedestrian and another car occurred a short time later.

Anyone who was travelling on the A90 between 1.30am and 2.30am on Friday and who may have seen a vehicle matching this description, or the occupants, is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.