A “DOTING DAD” from Rosyth will forever be in the hearts of his family after his sudden and devastating passing.

Keith MacGregor was reported missing last week and an urgent police appeal was launched to find him.

The search for the 35-year-old sadly ended in tragedy as his body was discovered in a woodland near Thornton on Saturday.

In an emotional tribute sent to the Press, his family commented: “Keith, the loveable rogue just like his pops, you have left a massive void in all our lives and anyone who met you couldn’t forget you.

“There was never a dull moment when you were around. You have left us all with many hilarious memories of your antics that more often than not we were roped into.

“At times you could infuriate us but as soon as you gave that cheeky one-dimpled grin, you had us, we just couldn’t stay mad at you."

It continued: “You loved your Glasgow Rangers and your fishing but woe betide anyone that caught a bigger fish than you!

“You were a wonderful, funny, sarcastic, opinionated person with a fiercely loyal and massive heart.

“You will be missed by so many son, brother, uncle, partner, friend but most of all a doting dad. Forever in our hearts.”

An online fundraiser for the family was created by Keith’s friend Gary Brennan, who worked alongside him at Normand and Thomson, the welding firm in Dalgety Bay, for more than a decade.

More than £1,800 had been raised before the Press went to print which, “goes to show what everyone thought of Keith,” said Gary.

He commented: “Keith was a great character and a great friend to many.

“He was quick-witted, sarcastic and always enjoyed a laugh.

“He was never slow to let people know what he thought. He loved the outdoors, his family and his fishing.

“At work, Keith was one of, if not, the best in his position and has passed on his immeasurable knowledge and skills to others in the company, to which I am sure they will be forever grateful to him.

“All monies will be passed directly to Keith’s family upon closure of this account (fundraising page). From your mates, all the guys and girls at Normand and Thomson and especially your family, we will love and will miss you incredibly!

“We will raise a drink to you, keep fishing big man.”

Police Scotland launched their appeal for the 35-year-old after he was last seen on Thursday, July 16, at around 3pm in Overton Mains, Kirkcaldy.

The search concluded after his body was discovered in a woodland near Thornton two days later. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesperson said: “Police Scotland can confirm that the body of a man was found on Saturday, July 18 at woodland near Thornton.

“The family of missing person Keith MacGregor have been informed. There are no suspicious circumstances.”

The link to the gofundme page is bit.ly/2CYUWcf