BASICS Scotland mourns the passing of long-time friend Joe Brandie

It is with personal sadness I share with you the death of Joe Brandie.

Many of you have joined me over the years in visiting Joe at the very unique Fiddichside Inn whilst teaching on courses at The Craigellachie Hotel.

Our wee dark night walks along to the Fiddichside Inn for a welcoming dram by the log fire will sadly end.

I’m sure mine host is as I type behind the bar reunited with his beloved wife Dorothy ready to offer a nip to the celestial traveller.

Graeme Ramage

The Fiddichside Inn, Craigellachie