Tributes and fund raising for tragic Falkirk boy (13) who died after being struck by train

A tribute event and fund raising campaign has been organised for the youngster – named locally as Braes High School pupil Kailim Grant – who was tragically killed after being hit by a train.

By James Trimble
Monday, 21st June 2021, 10:18 am
Updated Monday, 21st June 2021, 10:19 am

The 13-year-old boy was struck by a train on the tracks at Laurieston, between Falkirk Grahamston and Linlithgow just before 10pm on Friday, June 18.

A British Transport spokesperson said: “Officers were called to the line in Laurieston shortly after 9.30pm on June 18 following reports of a casualty on the tracks. Paramedics also attended, however, sadly a 13-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

"His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers. The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the Procurator Fiscal."

British Transport Police were in attendance at the tragic incident on the tracks near Laurieston

A spokesperson for local support group the Scott Martin Foundation said: “Our love, thoughts and deepest condolences go out to Kailim and his family and friends at this difficult time.

"You are all in our thoughts and we as a family as well as a foundation will be here to support you all in anyway we can now and in the weeks and months to follow.”

The foundation stated a balloon release had been organised in his memory at Quarry Park, in Brightons tomorrow – Tuesday, June 22 – at 7pm.

Those attending are asked to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

A Just Giving page has also now been set up to raise funds for the youngster’s family at this difficult time and has already exceeded its original £2000 target, standing at £2389.

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