A FORMER Royal Marine who died in a tragic accident last year has been immortalised at the summit of a hill near Helensburgh.

Major Chris Moses, from Cardross, was just 37 when he died suddenly in Rhu in January 2020 while undertaking work as a professional tree surgeon.

He was the president of Helensburgh Amateur Athletics Club and a teacher at Vale of Leven Academy in Alexandria having spent 13 years in the Marines, and colleagues from the 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group raised more than £7,500 for the Royal Marines Charity and Erskine Hospital during a mountain marathon in his memory earlier this year.

Now, the cairn at the top of Beinn a’Mhanaich, between Loch Long and Loch Lomond, which was conquered by the team in March, has been renamed ‘Moses Cairn’ by the Ordnance Survey.

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