Death of Councillor Ian Campbell
Councillor Murray Lyle said: "It is with the greatest shock and sadness that we have learned our friend and colleague Ian Campbell has died suddenly.
"As an elected member for Highland Perthshire since 2007, leader of the Council's Conservative Group since 2016, and most recently as leader of Perth & Kinross Council, Ian has been a dedicated and passionate advocate for this area.
"His commitment to education, healthcare, and championing rural Perthshire was clear to everyone who met him. He was dedicated to his duties as a local Councillor, attending each of the 11 Community Councils in Highland Perthshire. I was proud to work alongside him.
"The whole Council sends its condolences to Ian's wife Pam, his daughters, and grandchildren at this very sad time."
Perth & Kinross Provost Dennis Melloy said:
"Today's news comes as a big shock. Ian and I were both elected in 2007. He was a big man with a big heart who gave his all as Leader of this Council. My heart goes out to Pam, his wife, and all his family."