Originally printed on January 13, 2022.
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McCOOK (Nethy Bridge) Peacefully, at Grant House Care Home, after two difficult years, Alistair McCook MBE, aged 95 years, of Nethy Bridge. Beloved husband of the late Sheena, much loved dad of Sandy, father-in-law of Marion and grandpa of John and Hannah. Founder member of Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and photographer. A funeral service will take place at Abernethy Old Kirk on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 12 noon and interment thereafter at Abernethy Churchyard. All friends respectfully invited. Donations, if desired, may be given to benefit Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team. Enquiries to John Ross Funeral Services Ltd, 46-48 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3EH. Tel. 01479 872222 or info@johnrossfuneral

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Alistair McCook.

David Millar

13 January 2022
I knew when I was a lot older that Alistair McCook as well as being a wonderful photographer that he was also a very patient one. This is because my mother often told me when I was older, while looking through old black and white photographs of me and my siblings, Jean, Shirley, Gordon and Ruth. Alistair would come to the Garlyne to take outside photos of us as toddlers. Seemingly I wouldn’t stay still and consequently there a number of photos of me in my best clothes but looking a bit disheveled. My mother often remarked that “ he had the patience of a saint.” When I was about 11 he knew I was a keen birdwatcher. He asked me to let him know if I found a mistle thrush nest as he wanted to photograph the young getting fed. He would give me half a crown if I did. I duly found one up the back of the house. I excitedly led him to it to find that the young had gone! We always thought it was the cat that got them. I can still remember my feeling of disappointment and that I had let him down. I always remember his understanding attitude and response. Plus he gave me half a crown. In later life I found out that he was one of the founding members of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue team and greatly enjoyed his stories when in his company.

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12 January 2022
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