Alistair was the eldest of five and the only son of Isobel and Roderick MacDougall, both from North Uist. Roderick was a police officer in the Inverness-shire Constabulary. Sadly Roderick died young, in his forties, before Alistair's death. Although Isobel lived to the grand age of 99 she never saw her son's grave at Waynes Keep in Nicosia. She would have been so moved but proud to see her son honoured in Inverness.
We were there because CRM was in school with Catherine Third (née MacDougall), one of Alistair's four sisters, and CRM's father served in the same police force as Roderick MacDougall.
Piper Charles MacDonald
Rev Peter Donald
Catherine Third by the Roll of Honour
The two sisters – Catherine and Margaret