PEOPLE lined up to pay their respects to a paramedic who died after contracting Covid-19 as his funeral cortege passed by.

Robert Black, who grew up in Linwood before moving to Argyll and Bute, where he worked for the Scottish Ambulance Service, died at the weekend.

His funeral cortege passed through Campbeltown today before he was laid to rest at nearby Kilkerran Cemetery.

Scottish Ambulance Service staff across the country held a minute's silence at noon in memory of their colleague.

Mr Black, 51, passed away on Saturday after contracting the virus several weeks ago.

Born in Elderslie, he attended Linwood High School but later moved to Campbeltown with his wife Catherine.

Councillor Audrey Doig, who represents Houston, Crosslee and Linwood, said: "Robert was one of our heroes, doing his duty on the NHS frontline, and he paid the highest price.

"I send my sincere sympathy to his family and friends."

Read more: Tributes paid to Linwood paramedic after he loses battle with coronavirus


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