I have recently read Peter Bleksley's book To Catch a Killer about the murder of Alistair Wilson. Although the book didn't come to any conclusions it did answer one matter that has nagged at me for all these years. At the time, I lived in Albert Street Nairn and on that evening I was trying to decide whether to take the dog for a walk round the block ( which would have included going along Seabank Road where the gun was abandoned ). In the end I decided not to go and instead stood outside while the dog pottered around the garden - I heard a single piercing scream from what sounded like a female.
The following day I heard about the murder and realised I must have heard Veronica Wilson screaming. I always wondered at what stage the scream occurred. Bleksley's book answered my query as he states that the ambulance men dropped the stretcher when negotiating the steps,Alistair fell off the stretcher and Veronica screamed.
I didn't know the Wilsons but locals seem to have thought that it was a case of mistaken identity.
It has always been a bit unnerving to think that had I decided to walk the dog that evening I could well have been walking along Seabank Road when the killer was looking for somewhere to abandon the gun.