Death threat letter for ex-cop friend of SNP activist Willie McRae : Express.

A RETIRED policeman who was the last known person to see SNP activist Willie McRae alive has received a death threat.


Donald Morrison believes the chilling anonymous letter was linked to his campaign to discover the truth about the lawyer’s mysterious demise in 1985.

The stencilled message reading: “Let’s hope the next victim of a police shooting is you,” was posted from Glasgow to his home in Banffshire two years ago.

After filing a complaint with the police, the 74-year-old then began to suspect that he was being followed and also believes his phone and email have been hacked.

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Donald Morrison, inset, friend of Willie McRae has received a death threat

Mr Morrison said he had decided to speak out about the threat against his life as the 32nd anniversary of his friend’s death approaches next month.

I have reported two incidents to the police but there has been no interest to follow them up

Donald Morrison

McRae was ruled to have shot himself on his way to his cottage in Wester Ross, although the revolver had been fired twice and was found in a burn some 15ft from his car.

Mr Morrison has always maintained that he spoke with the 62-year-old in Glasgow city centre on April 5, 1985, shortly before he left for the Highlands, and noticed he was being followed by two cars.

The former Strathclyde PC said: “I have reported two incidents to the police but there has been no interest to follow them up.

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Donald Morrison says he saw McRae being followed by two cars on April 5, 1985

“The first one was a motorcyclist who followed me on a road to Fraserburgh for 59 miles back in 2015 and the second time was in Glasgow last summer. On both occasions my vehicle was interfered with while I was away from it although nothing was taken and I could

not see any obvious damage or trackers or such like.

“I have also received a threatening letter which stated, ‘Let’s hope the next victim of a police shooting is you’. The first three words were handwritten, the rest stencilled in. It was quite unnerving.

“I also believe my phone and computer have been hacked and it is all down to the fact I will not give up until I have answers for Willie McRae. I feel I owe him the truth since no one else seems to care.”

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  1. This is a very strange case, with more questions than answers. I wonder why the petition we signed was dropped, I don’t remember receiving an email saying such.

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