Tributes have poured in for a Glenrothes community leader who died suddenly on Monday.
David Nelson was described as a “colossus” in the town after the 61-year-old passed away at his home in the town’s Lundin Crescent on Monday morning.
A prominent campaigner and stakeholder in several local organisations, police confirmed that they had been called to Mr Nelson’s home after he died of a medical condition.
Secretary of the CISWO social club, chairman of the Auchmuty Tenants and Residents Association and one of the foremost national campaigners against the so-called Bedroom Tax, fellow town figureheads spoke of the void that his passing will now leave at the heart of the community.
Tricia Marwick, the town’s former MSP, said: “I had known David for around 30 years and my thoughts go to his family.
“There will be a huge hole in the centre of Glenrothes with his passing.
“There is nobody in the history of the town who has done more for Glenrothes than David Nelson.
“I’m so glad that in November he was able to see the opening of the new CISWO because I know he put his heart and soul into that over many years.”
In recent years Mr Nelson hit the national headlines after winning a landmark test case against the Department of Work and Pensions over the controversial Spare Room Subsidy, better known as the “Bedroom Tax”, while most recently he was spearheading a takeover of the town’s Warout Stadium in a bid to turn it into a community sports hub.
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