In Memory of

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Ian Findlay CBE

It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden death of our Chief Officer, Ian Findlay CBE, he collapsed and passed away very suddenly on Friday 5 March whilst out on his bike.

Ian was first and foremost a family man and our thoughts are with Ian’s wife Andrea, daughter Lianne, granddaughter Phoebe and the rest of his family at this saddest of times.

Ian was a lifelong outdoor enthusiast. His personal values of responsibility, respect, and care for each other and for our environment were evident to all that had the privilege to know and work with him. Ian will be terribly missed by Paths for All staff, trustees and everyone that came to know him. We are so grateful for his passion, kindness, and personal integrity.

We know there will be many people shocked and deeply saddened by this unexpected news.

Wherever you had the pleasure of knowing Ian from, through work or personal connections, please use this online book of condolence to leave expressions of sympathy and to share memories of Ian.

Thank you

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Suzanne Downey

So sorry to hear about Ian. He was a great leader and was very passionate about nature and his work.    …

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Emma Anderson

You are missed. You are thought about. You are remembered. You still make me laugh. You still make me think and your influence is still going. Thank you so much Ian, I am so glad I had the opportunity to work with you. …

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Steven Watson

I have fond memories of Ian.  Always focussed and unerringly sincere and with a smile that was never far away, I always though Ian’s way with the world was something I should aspire to.   …

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Adrian Davis

As with all the others who, here and elsewhere, have written and spoken of the shock of Ian’s death I add a few words. It is clear that, partly because of his kindness, generosity, and thoughtfulness, Ian truly touched the lives of so many people and was such a force for good. I knew …

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Judith Cowie (City of Edinburgh Council)

This sad news came as a shock, and my thoughts are with Ian’s family, colleagues and friends at this time.  He will be remembered as a supportive and kind person, passionate about his work and its positive impact on other people.  Sending condolences from myself and my colleagues in active travel at City of …

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Debbie Adams (TCV)

Too few opportunities to get to know Ian better. We saw so much potential for future partnership working and then the next catch up coffee never came. Always struck by Ian’s generosity of thought and ideas and his passion for the outdoors was inspiring to so many people. My thoughts are with Ian’s friends …

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Susan Mitchell

Worked with Ian at the Scottish Wildlife Trust.  He was a true gentle man, and my condolences go to his family at this sad time.  As the saying goes …. “Only the good die young” RIP Ian. …

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Joan Maxwell

I was devastated to hear about Ian’s sudden death and would like to send condolences to his family. I first met Ian when in he lived in Alness and was a member of my sailing Club – Chanonry Sailing Club.  He served on the club’s committee with me for a few years.  Then I …


Heather Cowan

Sorry for the family’s loss and the loss to the the active travel /transport community where Ian’s contribution was greatly valued and will be sadly missed.  I got to know Ian throught the work on the development of the National Transport Strategy where Ian played a pivotal role chairing the first  NTS leaders conferance …

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Tor Justad

We first got to know Ian when we lived in Alva from 1987-2001 and he was a Countryside Ranger with Clackmannanshire Couuncil and we used to meet socially and for walks around the Gartmore Dam and elsewhere Ian introduced our son to hill walking and the joys of the countryside and had special skills …

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