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Alex Weatherhead, architect, and great friend of the Scottish Coastal Rowing community. Alex was from the family firm Weatherhead & Blackie (established 1958) which built boats from the old Port Seton ‘tattie store’ at the harbour from 1966-76.

Stuart Mack, ‘Boatie Blest’: "Many people within the Scottish coastal rowing fraternity will know of Alex - he was an instrumental part of building the three Boatie Blest skiffs and helped many others in the early days. Sadly Alex has passed away and our thoughts go out to his family and wife Isobel. Alex has been increasingly unwell recently, but had attended many regattas over the years to support the club he loved. His contribution was so great that his name was on the stern of the third skiff when it was launched at the 2013 Worlds in Ullapool. This was a very proud moment for Alex who enjoyed the building side of Scottish coastal rowing. The heritage of boat-building was a passion he enjoyed as his family name was one of historic boat-building in East Lothian. Many people will have rowed in the craftsmanship which Alex prided himself upon, and many more will enjoy his skills in the future as the boats live on in his memory." Photo credit: Stuart Mack.

Man of classic boats, Johnny Johnston: "I have known Alex for many years, he was one of the many members of the Weatherhead family that kept traditional boat-building alive and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him." 

Condolences to his family and many friends.

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