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Remains in tent identified as man from Stirling area

Police said the discovery was made on Sunday evening in a secluded area of Torvean Quarry Image copyright JASPERIMAGE
Image caption Police at the scene of the discovery in a secluded part of a quarry last month

Human remains found inside a tent at a quarry in Inverness in September have been identified as a former soldier from the Stirling area.

Police Scotland said James Fernie, 64, had served with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.

His remains were found in a secluded area of Torvean Quarry. At the time police said they may have been there for several months or longer.

Mr Fernie's death is not being treated as suspicious.

Police said he was from central Scotland originally and has family in Cornwall.

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