Quest to reunite lost memory card goes viral

North Bridge in Edinburgh. Picture: submitted
North Bridge in Edinburgh. Picture: submitted
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A Glasgow student’s quest to reunite a memory card packed with photographs from a tourist’s visit to Scotland has gone viral.

Barry Carruthers, 22, came across the chip device, which slots into digital cameras, while walking along the city’s Bath Street in December.

Picture: submitted

Picture: submitted

Barry loaded up the card and found over 500 pictures of a family that had toured around Scotland visiting attractions in Glasgow, Ayrshire with pictures also found of street performers at the Edinburgh Festival.

The drama student then posted a few of the pictures from the card on Facebook and encouraged people to share them in the hope that the owner of the images could be traced.

Within a few days the post was shared over 20,000 times and had collected over 500 comments from people around the world.

Barry said: “I’m a bit sentimental and I would hate for this to happen to me so I decided to try and get the card back to its owner.

“The response has been incredible. I made the post and went to work and when I came back it had over 10,000 shares. I think there are a lot of people out there who feel the same as me.”

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