Death of popular Arbroath geography teacher

Keddie Law
Keddie Law

The funeral of former Arbroath Academy geography teacher Keddie Law is to take place tomorrow (Friday) in Montrose.

Mr Law died suddenly at the age of 70 on Tuesday, March 1.

He passed away at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

He was born in Burntisland on January 22, 1946.

In 1968 he graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in geography.

He went on to teach geography at Queen Anne High School in Dunfermline and then George Watson’s College in Edinburgh before moving to Angus to take up the post of principle teacher of geography at Arbroath Academy in 1974.

When he relocated to Angus, he lived in Carnoustie first and moved to Montrose when he married wife Isobel on August 1, 1991. The couple lived together in Montrose for the last 25 years.

Mrs Law said her husband’s passions in life were photography, bridge, bowling and travelling - he’d been to 100 airports worldwide and being a geographer he enjoyed visiting places with geographical features.

She added one of his favourite holidays was a seven-week trip to New Zealand when they both retired from teaching in 2005.

Mrs Law said he loved teaching, this area and had always been into photography.

He had taken photographs for Angus County Press for a number of years.

Mr Law’s funeral will be at 11.30am at Emslie S Collier, Montrose.

Friends and family are asked to wear bright colours.

It will be followed by a private family-only service at Parkgrove Crematorium in Friockheim.