In Memoriam Richard Moore

Sadly, Richard Moore, author of “The Beetles of the Isle of Raasay in the Inner Hebrides” has passed away. He first came to Raasay in 1972 and returned pretty much every year to record the beetle fauna.

Usually coming twice a year for several weeks and staying at Arnish, he had become part of the Raasay scene and will be much missed.

Almost single-handedly he took the list of Raasay beetles, which stood at 129 in 1983, to well over 700, the longest list for any island of the Inner Hebrides.


2 Responses to “In Memoriam Richard Moore”

  1. Michael Williams Says:


    This is a great shock to me. I first met Richard when we were at Birmingham University together and my first visit to Raasay was with Richard in June 1974. I managed to make contact with him via this blog a few years ago and we had been able to meet at York usually twice a year when I was up there. We missed this last July, but Richard seemed in good spirits when I last saw him in January.

    Do you have any further details that you are able to share with me.

    Yours sincerely

    Mike Williams (Sutton Coldfield)


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