The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service have now lodged a first notice to begin the court process for an accident inquiry into the death of Wallace Hunter. 

Wallace Hunter aged-75 –years-old died from scalding injuries on the 1st December 2019 while being a guest a Pitlochary Hydro Hotel after experiencing difficulties within the bathroom. 

Mr Hunter was unable to get out of the bath inside the hotel and efforts to help him were hampered by a bathroom door that opened outward and was bolted from the inside.

A preliminary hearing is set for the 1st September 2023 at Alloa Sheriff Court.