Miss­ing wed­ding ring found four years later

Fes­ti­val site searched

The Galloway News - - VOICE OF THE PEOPLE - Stu­art Gille­spie

A hus­band who lost his wed­ding ring has been re­united with the prized posses­sion – four years after it van­ished.

Gra­ham Robert­son from Cross­michael lost the gold band while at the Bel­ladrum Tar­tan Heart Fes­ti­val in 2014 and as­sumed he would never see it again.

But that was be­fore me­tal de­tec­torist Eric Soane searched the fes­ti­val site near In­ver­ness.

Gra­ham, left, who works at Lore­burn Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion in Dum­fries, said: “I was de­lighted to get it back.

“It slipped off my fin­ger and I did look for it at the time but it had fallen into grass that was all tram­pled down so I couldn’t find it. I filled in a miss­ing item re­port but I didn’t think I’d see it again.

“One of my friends, who plays in a band that plays at Bel­ladrum, no­ticed there was a post on Face­book that some­one had found two rings on the site after do­ing some me­tal de­tect­ing.

“I pro­vided him with de­tails of the ring size, the hall­mark and things like that and once he was sat­is­fied it was my ring he posted it off to me.”

Gra­ham and his wife Michelle mar­ried in 2005 and he ad­mits he wasn’t ex­actly pop­u­lar fol­low­ing the events of four years ago.

He said: “It’s fair to say my wife wasn’t best pleased with me at the time!

“I hadn’t re­placed it as these things are ex­pen­sive and I’m de­lighted to get it back.”

Re­turned Gra­ham with the ring and, left, the cou­ple on their wed­ding day

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