#Blastfromthepast 1940 Willie Merrielees the “Spycatcher”

Willie Merrilees in disguiseOn 30th September, l940, a telephone message was received from Lieutenant Mair of the Scottish Regional Security Office to the affect that a man and a woman, believed to be German agents, had been put ashore off the Buckie coast that day.

They had been arrested and were than on their way to London under armed escort.

One man evaded capture and he was believed to be heading for Waverly Train station in Edinburgh. Detective Superintendent Willie Merrilees and his men were alerted and set out to capture the spy, you can read more about the story in the history section of our website.