Appeal for Information

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a 65-year-old man in Aberfeldy.

Around 8.30am on Saturday, 17 February, 2024, Brian Low, of Aberfeldy, was fatally shot as he walked his dog in the Pitilie area on the outskirts of the town.

Following a post mortem examination, Brian’s death is being treated as murder and detectives are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

His family is aware and have asked for privacy at this time.

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Macdougall, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts are with Brian’s family at this very difficult time and we are doing all we can to get them answers.

“Our enquiries have so far have revealed that Brian was out walking his black Labrador along a remote track, shortly before 8.30am when he was fatally shot.

“Although this is a remote location, we would be keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.”

Local Area Commander Greg Burns said: “I understand this is an extremely concerning incident for this small, rural community.

“I want to take this opportunity to reassure people that we are working round the clock to find out what happened to Brian.

“We will have additional high-visibility patrols in the area and you will see significant police activity over the coming days.

“Anyone with any concerns can approach these officers at any time.”

Detectives have set up a Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) to encourage members of the public to submit information directly to major incident teams and can be accessed here:

Police can also be contacted by calling 101 and quoting incident number 0884 of Saturday, 17 February, 2024. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Effective partnership working between Police Scotland and HMP Perth security secured an additional 18 month sentence for a 32 year old inmate who is currently serving a custodial sentence. This was imposed following the inmate being found with a weapon within his cell on two occasion at HMP Perth.

A 39 year old man was arrested and charged for committing 9 offences including possession of a knife, assault and vandalism in Leadenflower Place, Crieff.

A 40 year old man was charged and reported to the Procurator Fiscal for allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in Eagle Avenue, Auchterarder.

A 14 year old youth was charged and reported to the youth justice assessor for breaking into St Johns Academy, Perth.

During the last week 3 drivers have been found without insurance, 2 drivers reported to the Procurator Fiscal for Drink driving and 1 driver for Disqualified driving.


Between 7pm, Tuesday 20th and 6am 21st February, a Red Skoda Fabia was stolen from Taybridge Drive, Aberfeldy. (CR/69769/14)

About 00.30am, Wednesday 21st February, a window was smashed at a property on Monteath Street Crieff. (CR/63223/24)

Between 4.30am Thursday 22nd and 11.30am, Friday 23rd February, a house breaking occurred at a property in Wallace Court, Perth. (CR/65974/24)

Between 8pm, Friday 23rd and 4am Saturday 24th February, a window was smashed at a property on Tweedsmuir Drive, Perth. (CR/70879/24)

Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer, quoting the crime reference number listed at each incident.  Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.