TRIBUTES have poured in to a Rosyth man known locally as the 'Laird of Rosyth'.

Robert Jack, known as Bobby, died after a short illness on August 12 at the age of 76.

A well-known figure in the town, Bobby, who lived in Castlandhill Road, walked for miles every day and enjoyed stopping to talk to passers-by and filling them in on the history of the area.

Friend Elspeth Duncan was among the many who have expressed sadness at his death.

"He was such a wonderful chap. Everybody in Rosyth knew him. He helped everyone. He always wanted to make everyone happy," she said.

"He called himself the Laird of Rosyth. He used to be up first thing in the morning and would go away walking for miles.

"He would meet people on the road and would tell them all the history of Rosyth. That was when he would say he was the Laird of Rosyth. He would help anybody. He would take all the bins out.

"There's a cloud over Rosyth now. It is not going to be the same without him."

Bobby's niece, Sarah Jane Ellor, said the family had been overwhelmed with the tributes which have poured in on social media.

"There were hundreds of responses," she said.

"A lot of people in Rosyth knew him. I think if they didn't know him, they would have seen him. He lived in Rosyth all his life and walked for miles every day.

"He worked in the dockyard as a cleaner and he knew everyone through that."

A funeral service for Bobby will take place at 2.45pm today (Thursday) at Dunfermline Crematorium.