Frank Roach gave these memories of John Melling, FoFNL Chairman 1997-2003, who died in May:
I first met John Melling in the eye of STORM - Stop the Railway Madness, the anti-privatisation public meeting held in 1994. He quickly joined FoFNL and became the Chair during the early years. A lifelong Liberal activist and Quaker, John had a deep affection for the Highlands and its railways. His was a calm voice of reason in the tumultuous years.