Tributes are being paid tonight to Brian Robertson who sadly passed away earlier today. Brian was a long standing community activist in North Edinburgh, and was at the forefront of numerous campaigns in North Edinburgh.

As well as being a community activist, Brian could often be found in the North Edinburgh Arts Centre cafe, helping out whereever he could.

Friends and family have been leaving messages on his Facebook page to pay tribute to him since the news of his untimely death was broken around 6.00pm.

Fellow activist Ann Hutchison’s tribute said:-“Eternal rest my favourite Ice Cream man. You will be missed by us all. xxx” Other tributes simply said RIP Brian. 

Local councillor Cammy Day said:- “I am really sad to learn of the passing of Brian earlier today. Brian has been a local activist for many years, campaigning to improve his community in North Edinburgh and was always supportive to new people getting involved. Brian will be sadly missed by us all, and my thoughts go to his family. He always spoke highly of them.”