There was one Lib Dem MSP (Ross Finnie) supportive of Willie MacRae and was on the Scottish Parliament’s Petitions Committee and worth approaching. A Gaelic speaker and local he was instrumental in ensuring the there was a Cairn to mark the spot, several miles past Invergarry.
There was a dispute as to where the car left the spot. Dave Coutts was on the scene shortly after and helped start a Cairn. This was disputed by other supporters, who built a cairn further up the road. Dave supported the cairns against Coutts, but in the last few months of his life came round to supporting Coutt’s claim. It is not a question right and wrong, he merely wished to establish the facts ad had no the situation in admitting his mistake all those years.
The TV whitewash concentrated too much on Willie’s brother, who did not share Willie’s politics and less on the actual incident and politics of the situation. Dave amassed a couple of boxes of background investigations, now in the possession of his former care, who hopes to produce a proper book on the subject. Try as they may, the Establishment will never wipe out the achievements of Willie MacRae in winning the Mulwacher Inquiry, preventing Nuclear dumping in Ayrshire and his legacy of opposing nuclear dumping in Glen Etive and elsewhere. Willie also helped frame the constitution of India and would no doubt have been active in framing a constitution of a Free Scotland.