Robert An­drew ‘Robin’ Laird, 1959 – 2016

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Scot­tish ral­ly­ing was stunned last week when it learned of the tragedy which be­fell Robin Laird. The pop­u­lar co-driver was crushed by a car he was work­ing on at home.

A mem­ber of Scot­tish Sport­ing Car Club, Robin was a vol­un­teer and par­tic­i­pant, co-driv­ing pri­mar­ily for Gor­don Win­ning, Ricky Wheeler, Scott Craw­ford and more re­cently, the young Tay­lor Gibb. A for­mer Au­totest cham­pion and Club cham­pion of both Kil­marnock and Loudon CC and Scot­tish Sport­ing CC, he also won the Scot­tish Tar­mack Co-driv­ers’ Cham­pi­onship in 2002.

He’ll be sorely missed, not only by us all in ral­ly­ing, but more im­por­tantly by Fran, his part­ner of 22 years, and her son Jaimie, his im­me­di­ate and wider fam­ily, and huge cir­cle of friends and ac­quain­tances.

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