TRIBUTES have been paid to a Perth and Kinross councillor who has died from Covid-19.

Henry Anderson was an SNP representative for Almond and the Earn, having originally been elected in 2012.

His death was announced on social media by party colleague councillor Tom McEwan.

He wrote: “Sad news tonight as we learn of the passing of SNP Councillor Henry Anderson (Almond and Earn Ward PKC) from Covid. A gentleman, a dedicated cllr, family man and friend. RIP”.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney also paid tribute.

He wrote: “Deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of Henry Anderson, a good, decent man and a faithful councillor. We will miss him enormously.

“My sympathy to his loved ones.”

Fife Conservative MSP Liz Smith also offered her condolences.

She said: “Very sorry to hear about the death of Cllr Henry Anderson.

“We did not agree on politics but he was a very decent man and he will be a big miss in Almond and Earn.”

John Nicolson, SNP MP for Ochil and South Perthshire, added: “So deeply sad to discover my new friend Cllr. Henry Anderson has died suddenly.

“We met during the election campaign. I liked him immediately and got to love his warmth, wisdom & dry – often self deprecating – wit. He was passionate about his community and will be very much missed.”