Ex-Scottish teacher found dead on Greek island after going missing while traveling with his wife


Tributes have been paid to a former Scottish teacher who was found dead on a Greek island while traveling with his wife.

Archiebald Green, known as Archie, was reported missing from Samos on Thursday May 26 after taking a walk.

The 73-year-old, from Lerwick in Shetland, was last seen in the marina area of ​​Pythagorion around 9am and was reported missing by his family the following day.

Rescue teams worked tirelessly to try to find Archie, but his body was found in a field in the Neapoli area of ​​Pythagorion.

They think he took a fall.

Rescuers searched for Archie after a Silver Alert

Local charity Life Line has activated a Silver Alert, which immediately notifies the public of a disappearance, when Archie has been reported missing.

They have now confirmed that Archie was unfortunately found dead.

Tributes have now been paid to the popular teacher as people have sent their condolences to Archie’s family.

Lerwick Boating Club said: “We are saddened by the terrible news of one of our members, Archie Green, who died while traveling in Greece with his wife, Liz.

A rescue team working to locate Archie
A rescue team working to locate Archie

“Our condolences to all his family and friends. Lots of love to you all.”

James Paton added: “An excellent teacher and a wonderful sense of humor. Sincere and deepest condolences to his loved ones.”

Between 1994 and 2004, Archie was the principal of Scalloway Junior High and previously worked as a biology teacher at Anderson High School between 1974 and 1988.

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