Family try to stay strong as they wait for news of Jim
The family of a man who has been missing in the Cairngorms for two weeks have made an emotional appeal to raise money in his honour.
Lynn Robertson, from King’s Park, has been left devastated by the disappearance of her dad, Jim.
A former King’s Park secondary pupil is raising money in memory of her dad, who has been missing in the Cairngorms for two weeks.
Jim Robertson was last seen on Wednesday, March 2, just two days before his 61st birthday, when he left Bob Scott’s Bothy at the foot of the mountains.
His family believe he headed to the second highest mountain in the UK, Ben Macdui, where he “has had a tragic accident and has succumbed to the elements somewhere on this mountain.”
His daughter, Lynn, 27, has now set up a Just Giving page to raise money for the Braemar Mountain Rescue Team (BMRT), who are carrying out the search for Jim.
In just a few days, she has raised £7524.96, smashing her initial target of £1000.
Last week, Lynn posted a heartfelt message to her dad on Facebook.
She wrote: “We knew something was very wrong when you didn’t show up for your birthday dinner that we’d all been looking forward to.
“When our fears were realised, my heart began to hurt more than I thought it ever could (the hurt hasn’t dulled one bit).
“That weekend of waiting was the longest and most hellish weekend of our lives. The desperation and the not knowing were the worst.... Or so we thought until Monday when everything changed and we had to accept that the search was then for your body.
“I will never be able to put that pain into words so I won’t even try.”
Jim’s disappearance has left Lynn, and her 30-year-old brother, Paul, also a former pupil at King’s Park, and their mum, Liz, absolutely devastated.
Yesterday, Lynn said: “I’m still doing everything in my power to gain publicity in the hope that someone may come forward with information to help the search and also to raise as much money as possible for the incredible BMRT volunteers who are working tirelessly in their search.
“Meeting some of the volunteers of the BMRT team has kept our family strong as we know that they want to find our dad just as much as we want him found.
“They see our dad as one of their own and they are completely committed to bringing him home to us.
“We will never be able to put into words how much their efforts mean to us so raising money to support them is our way of showing it.
“We have been completely overwhelmed by the kindness of both of friends and strangers, having raised over £7,500 in just a few days.
“We are so grateful for each and every donation, as are the BMR team, and we hope everyone who has already donated knows that they have played a special part in honouring our beloved dad.”
• To donate, go to www.justgiving.com/JimRobertson60/
Heart-breaking Jim Robertson, who has been missing in the Cairngorms since March 2, 2016, with his children, Paul, 30, and Lynn, 27