THE management of Lochore Meadows Country Park has underlined that they will do all they can to house a memorial bench for Keivan Ulhac, who died last Saturday night in hospital after being rescued from the park loch.

Keivan was a highly respected young man and the appeal set up to help his family with funeral costs has been well supported and this morning was standing at just over £1,400.

However, a number of people have suggested some sort of memorial to him at the park would be appropriate and Meedies manager, Ian Laing, has underlined that could be achieved.

He said on the park's Facebook page: "We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Keivan Ulhaq who tragically died following an accident in Loch Ore on Saturday evening. Incidents of this type are rare which perhaps amplifies the sense of shock when they do occur.

"I have been contacted by numerous people who have expressed an interest in having a memorial bench sited in the park for Keivan. We would be happy to assist in making that wish a reality, but as a first step we would need to be reassured that this was something that his closest relatives and friends were comfortable with.

"There are very few spaces left in the park for a bench, but we will do what we can to accommodate this one. Sadly, this cannot be in the area where Keivan was swimming as siting anything in that area is prohibited due to its status as an archaeological site.

"We also have a policy of obtaining our benches from a single supplier assuring a high standard of quality and some degree of uniformity throughout the park. The park will absorb the cost of installing the bench."

Mr Laing would be happy to discuss the matter with Keivan's family.