Grieving Borders mother's campaign to change Scottish Law

Julie Sheppard's son Andrew Watt died in France in 2010. When he was repatriated to England an inquest was opened and a post mortem revealed that some of his organs were missing. This lead to more questions being asked about his death many of which remain unanswered. His family still don't know conclusively how or why he died.

Andrew Watt Credit: Julie Sheppard

Campaigners are trying to ensure Fatal Accident inquiries can be held into the deaths of Scots who die abroad so the law mirrors that in England where a Coroner's Inquest is held. Julie and other families whose loved ones have died abroad are meeting with MSPs in Holyrood to try and get the law regarding Fatal Accident Inquiries changed.

Bob Doris MSP is working with the group to try and change the way Fatal Accident Inquires are ordered. He spoke to our reporter Kathryn Samson:

Julie and other families whose loved one have died abroad are launching a charity to help families in the same position. It's called DAYNA: Deaths Abroad You Are Not Alone. It aims to give grieving families emotional and financial help if their relatives die abroad. Julie explains what the families involved in setting the charity up hope it will achieve.