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Re: Jamie Taggart - missing in Vietnam
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2013, 03:25:42 PM »
I met a woman who is from N.Vietnam in few years ago, the person is......  it is not a joking that trip for plants in remote area, especially lonely.

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Re: Jamie Taggart - missing in Vietnam
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2014, 06:05:47 PM »
There is as yet no news of Jamie though searches continue. Here is the latest report from  "The Lochside Press" :
http://thelochsidepress.com/tag/jamie-taggart/
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Re: Jamie Taggart - missing in Vietnam
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2014, 06:41:48 PM »
Thanks for keeping us posted Maggi, greatly appreciated.
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Re: Jamie Taggart - missing in Vietnam
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2014, 07:44:04 PM »
I agree with you David, thanks Maggi
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Re: Jamie Taggart - missing in Vietnam
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2014, 05:56:40 PM »
Still no news of Jamie Taggart - his father is appealing for better support from Ministers and  the Foreign Office - see more here :  http://thelochsidepress.com/2014/04/13/fathers-plea-for-ministers-to-be-pressured-over-mystery-disappearance-of-jamie-taggart-in-vietnam/

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Re: Jamie Taggart - missing in Vietnam
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2014, 08:04:21 PM »
Latest report from the Lochside Press:

 First Minister calls for action in search for Jamie Taggart

  By The Lochside Press on July 6, 2014   

"Scotland’s First Minister has registered his concern over the case of Jamie Taggart, the botanist who has been missing in Vietnam since November.

Alex Salmond has confirmed to Jamie’s cousin Jane White that after a request from the family the Scottish Government has registered its interest in the case with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

And he has also contacted Foreign Secretary William Hague, highlighting the issue and asking whether the UK authorities can do anything more to help the search.

Jamie (42), of Linn Gardens in Cove, disappeared more than nine months ago while on a plant-hunting expedition in the Hoang Lien National Park in northern Vietnam, but his family did not know anything was wrong until four weeks afterwards, when he failed to return home.

His father Dr Jim Taggart has attacked the FCO response as ‘embarrassing’ and his mother Jill has been in touch with Minister of State Hugo Swire about the role of the British Embassy in Hanoi.

Mr Salmond’s letter states: “I do hope that this offers some reassurance to Mr Taggart’s family that this case is taken extremely seriously. We will continue to monitor the case and liaise with the Foreign and Commonweath Office.

“My thoughts are with Mr Taggart’s family at this time and I hope that news will be forthcoming.”

The community in Cove and Kilcreggan has raised thousands of pounds to help the search for Jamie, with a substantial donation also being made by actor Hugh Grant, whose family used to live at the Linn.

A succession of search teams have combed the mountainous area near Sapa where the volunteer firefighter went missing, but no trace of him has been found.

The FCO say they have have been providing consular assistance to James’ family since being made aware of his disappearance on November 29 and have provided them with all information supplied by the Vietnamese authorities."
   
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Re: Jamie Taggart - missing in Vietnam
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2014, 03:05:57 PM »
No news on the search for Jamie Taggart.

Updates on the search can be found on this Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/Jamietaggartsearch

Included is this copy of a letter from Philip Hammond, MP. from 17th July
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Re: Jamie Taggart - missing in Vietnam
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2014, 05:04:08 PM »
I was at the SRGC council meeting today and it was mentioned that it is now almost one year since Jamie went missing, he is in our thoughts,  cheers Ian the Christie kind.
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Re: Jamie Taggart - missing in Vietnam
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2015, 07:12:18 PM »
Sadly there is still no success in the search for  Jamie -

"Still no sign of Jamie after mother’s search in Vietnam "
http://thelochsidepress.com/2015/03/25/still-no-sign-of-jamie-after-mothers-search-in-vietnam/

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Re: Jamie Taggart - missing in Vietnam
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2015, 08:19:56 PM »
Sad news... :(
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Re: Jamie Taggart - missing in Vietnam
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2015, 08:26:06 PM »
Very sad, but the family really need closure now.
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Re: Jamie Taggart - missing in Vietnam
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2015, 03:26:22 PM »
There is quite a moving piece in today's Herald newspaper Magazine.  It is also online on their website here:
http://www.heraldscotland.com/life_style/13892622.Missing_Scots_botanist_Jamie_Taggart_s_father_on_his_heartache/
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Re: Jamie Taggart - missing in Vietnam
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2015, 04:05:26 PM »
A touching piece, Richard- thank you for the link.

..... the article mentioned above   also introduces a book :" Another Green World: Linn Botanic Gardens"  "A  new book and exhibition on Linn, put together by the English abstract artist Alison Turnbull and award-winning writer Philip Hoare, has sparked interest in the garden and its future."  - which  is out now, published by Art/Books, in association with Cove Park, priced £18.99. An exhibition to accompany the book runs at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh until January 2016.

(Linn Botanic Garden operates seasonal opening hours. Phone 01436 842242 for details)
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« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2015, 09:38:02 AM »
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Re: Jamie Taggart
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2015, 11:47:34 AM »
How sad - better for the family to know, I suppose.   
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