Kester Wigram’s remains found

SHETLAND police have confirmed that they have found the skull of a man who disappeared from Shetland last year.

New Zealand born Kester Wigram was reported missing on 2 April 2010, having last been seen the day before setting off in a borrowed canoe from St Ninian’s Isle beach, in Shetland’s south mainland.


The 51 year old has not been seen since and his family held a memorial service to celebrate his life in Shetland and in New Zealand.

Following his disappearance police found a wash cover used on canoes during their search of the coastline, but no other evidence surfaced until this summer.

On 13 July a local fishing boat discovered a human skull and on Monday confirmed that it was Mr Wigram.

Next of kin have been informed and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal, but police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

Mr Wigram was born in Wellington and moved to Shetland 10 years before he disappeared. He was a popular man known for his spirit of adventure and has two sons.