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Cayman Islands Government

Dr. Rattray Passes

The Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs is shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Dr. William Rattray on Saturday December 12, 2009.

"On behalf of the whole Civil Service, and especially Her Majesty's Cayman Islands Prison Service, we wish to extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Rattray's wife Margaret, who has become a much loved and respected school Principal in North Side and Savannah, to his two children and his brother, and to Dr. Rattray's many friends here and in Scotland", said Acting Deputy Governor Franz Manderson.

Dr. Rattray had worked in Cayman for the past three and a half years. In July 2006 he was invited, out of a very strong group of candidates, to take up the post of Commissioner of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He was the first such person to hold this position. The role combines responsibility for Her Majesty's Cayman Islands Prison Service with the task of creating strong links with other agencies in the criminal justice system with the ultimate aim of rehabilitating prisoners and reducing re-offending.

Dr. Rattray came to Cayman from his native Scotland, following a distinguished 30 year career in the Scottish Prison Service. He rose through the ranks of the Service to become Governor first of Aberdeen Prison and then Peterhead Prison. For the five years prior to moving to Cayman, he was Director of the Scottish Prison Service Training College, with responsibility for upgrading training for all ranks in the Scottish Prison Service.