Politicians from all parties joined family and friends at the funeral of Perth and Kinross Council leader Ian Campbell today.
Hundreds of mourners gathered in St John’s Kirk in Perth for one of the city’s largest funerals of recent years.
Mr Campbell, who represented Highland Perthshire since 2007, died last week. He had only been leader of the administration for 10 months.
His Conservative colleague, Provost Dennis Melloy, spoke of his friend’s “wicked sense of humour”.
He also paid tribute to Mr Campbell’s tireless efforts to ensure that the people of Highland Perthshire were well represented in council matters.
The Rev John Murdoch, who conducted the service, described him as a “Glasgow man who Perthshire took to its heart”.
Mr Murdoch also expressed the congregation’s sympathies for Mr Campbell’s family, wife Pam and twin daughters Louise and Emma.
Mr Campbell was buried in Aberfeldy Cemetery.