Selkirk woman dies at Bowhill santa run
A Selkirk primary teacher has died at a charity fun run at the weekend.
Evelyn Rafferty, 59, was taking part in the annual Santa Jog at Bowhill House country park on Saturday when she collapsed and died.
A popular, semi-retired teacher at Selkirk’s Knowepark Primary School, Evelyn was also a well-known golfer and hockey player.
She was treated by ambulance staff at the event but could not be saved.
Ed Morris, manager of Bowhill Estate, said: “We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family at this time.”
More than 150 people were in the estate grounds, taking part in either a one mile or five kilometres jog, dressed in santa suits in aid of charity Cash For Kids.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police received a report of a woman who collapsed within the Bowhill Country Park in Selkirk on Saturday during a charity run.
“The 59-year-old was treated by ambulance staff but passed away at the scene.
“There appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding this death and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”