THE funeral of a Rosyth dad-of-two who was killed while fighting a fire in Edinburgh will take place next Friday (February 17).

Barry Martin, 38, died last month after suffering critical injuries during a large-scale fire at the former Jenners building.

A death notice published in this week's Press said Barry had died "suddenly and tragically" in the line of duty.

He is described as a "beloved husband of Shelley, much loved father of Oliver and Daniel, dear son of Carol and Bill and a much loved brother, son-in-law, uncle, grandson, nephew, cousin and a friend to many."

A funeral service will be held at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. The public will have the chance to pay their respects on the capital's Royal Mile from midday as the cortege makes its way to the cathedral.

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Following his death, tributes flooded in for the firefighter who was based in Edinburgh but lived in West Fife.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was "dreadfully sad news" while Edinburgh MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP called for the firefighter to be recognised posthumously.

He stated: "Barry did one of the most dangerous jobs there is. He put his life on the line for his colleagues and our city and paid the ultimate price for so doing. He deserves the highest civilian honour there is. He should be awarded the George Cross."

Matt Wrack, general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, said everyone in the Scottish and UK Fire and Rescue Service was devastated by Barry's death.

"Our hearts go out to Barry's family, colleagues and friends, and to all those who mourn his loss," he said. "Barry was a dedicated firefighter and a well-loved member of the firefighting community. We are very proud that he was a member of our union. Like so many firefighters, he put himself at risk to save the lives of others."

A total of 22 fire appliances were sent to the scene at Rose Street on January 24 when five firefighters and one police officer were taken to hospital after attending the blaze.

Two firefighters were treated for burns, and a police officer and two firefighters received treatment for smoke inhalation.

Barry was the first Scottish firefighter to die while on duty since Ewan Williamson, who died when attending a fire at the Balmoral Bar in Edinburgh in 2009.

Ewan, who was originally from Carnock, was 35 when he was killed after becoming trapped while tackling the pub fire.