Gallowglass, Gordon Ferris

He was dead. It was announced in his own newspaper, the Glasgow Gazette. Instead of the usual crime column, there was a brief editorial. It described the tragic death of their chief crime reporter and staunchly defended him against the unproven charge of murder. It was a brave stance to take, given the public outcry and the weight of evidence against him.

Finally and conclusively, his death was confirmed in the tear-streaked faces of the women by the fresh-dug grave. It was spelled out in chiselled letters on the headstone, glistening oil-black in the drizzle.

Douglas Brodie
Born 25 January 1912
Died 26 June 1947

'A man's a man for a' that'