Police name man who died in A1 collision

Police name man who died in A1 collision

Police Scotland can now confirm the identity of a man who died following a collision in the A1.

He was 72-year-old John Nisbet from Edinburgh.

Mr Nisbet sustained fatal injuries after his London Taxi TX1 vehicle was involved with a collision with a Peugeot Boxer van on Sunday 27th November.

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway between the Old Craighall and Wallyford Junctions.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland, Mr Nisbet’s son Eddie said: “It goes without saying that as a family we are utterly heartbroken by my father’s recent passing.

“The warmth, humour, generosity and compassion that John brought to the lives of his family and friends is truly immeasurable. His loss has left a void that will be impossible to fill.

“His doting wife, Gaye, will forever cherish their 32 years of marriage after falling in love at first sight. He was her hero, her best friend and ultimately her life – her heart will forever belong to him.

“A huge personality in golfing, taxi driving and snooker circles across the city, he left an indelible mark on a vast amount of people.

“We have been overwhelmed by the depth of sentiment that has been expressed to us over the past days. We are now getting a true feel for just how popular and well-loved he is, which has offered us a huge amount of comfort.”

Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this collision are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately on 101.

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