This we know for certain but much else in his life and death is open to conjecture.
What is fact or fiction?
Truth or lies?
Openness or obfuscation?
Will we ever know?
I must have read about Willie in the 80s but I only became aware of him on Sunday past when the Sunday Express published a story more than 24 years after his death. [Original source; archived source]
Of course, we note the very important,
There’s nothing definite here but you can start to see that Macrae’s life might not be straightforward.… it was claimed last night.
Within the rest of the article there is more.
So here we have claims that he was killed:
- by drug smugglers - by security services over his opposition to nuclear waste dumping
- over child sex abuse discoveries
Additionally there are claims elsewhere that he was involved with the SNLA (Scottish National Liberation Army) and that the security services were interested in him over this.
And then the key point is that his death was actually listed as being suicide ….
…. except some claim his death is not officially recorded as ‘suicide’ but as ‘undetermined’.
Yes, and so am I!
I don’t have a view as to whether Willie Macrae was killed by his own hand or by others. I hope, by reading and by writing, my views will firm.
If you are interested. Come back and read some more.
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