Police reveal name after fatal RTC near Leadburn

Irene Robson, from Peebles

Irene Robson, from Peebles

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The family of a Borders woman who lost her life in a road traffic collision in Midlothian at the weekend have today paid tribute to the 68-year-old.

Irene Robson, from Peebles, died after her red Honda Jazz was involved in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Zafira on the A6094 between Leadburn and Howgate shortly before 1pm on Sunday, October 2nd.

The incident also claimed the life of a 41-year-old man who was the driver of the Vauxhall.

Today, Irene’s family issued the following statement through Police Scotland: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Irene.

“It has come as a great shock to us all and we’re grateful for the messages of condolences from friends.

“Irene was a devoted wife, mother, granny, daughter, sister, auntie and good friend to many.

“She will be sadly missed by all.”

Police are continuing with their enquiries into the collision and are particularly keen to speak to those who stopped at the scene immediately after the collision itself

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively an anonymous report can be made through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.