Heartbroken couple search for their beloved spaniels
A FAMILY has trekked the length of the West Highland Way in search of its beloved hunting dogs, thought to have been stolen from their Glasgow garden.
The family of Sir Archibald and Lady Edmonstone, owners of historic Duntreath castle in Glasgow, believe that the two and a half-year- old cocker spaniels may have been nabbed as the grouse shooting season began last Wednesday.
The couple’s son, Dru Edmonstone and partner, Moira Gray, are owners of the twin sister dogs, Gwen and Katie. Dru Edmonstone, a lyricist and writer, was asleep at home on the Duntreath castle estate when they went missing around 1am on Wednesday August 12.
Air hostess, Moira Gray said: ‘Dru writes a lot at night, so he was asleep in the bedroom while the dogs were in the garden.
‘ We are surrounded by fields and there is nothing around for miles. We don’t even have collars for them because of where we live. They come and go as they please through a little dog flap.’
The couple were hoping that the friendly canines had wandered off with some walkers, but that is looking unlikely.
The couple ended their journey north in Fort William where they put up a large post- er of the cocker spaniels at Glen Nevis camp site.
Moira said: ‘The pair are worth around £ 5,000, but to us they are just family pets.
‘Our babies. On the day they went missing there were road closures, so the traffic to our area was increased and we hope that they haven’t been picked up to be sold on for the shooting season.’
The couple are offering a reward for their pets’ safe return.
Dru said: ‘ We are devastated. We just want them home.
‘It is like someone has taken our children.’
If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of the animals they should call Dru on 07718660730.
Moira Gray and Dru Edmonstone with their eight-year- old cocker