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Tributes have been paid to motor neurone disease campaigner Gordon Aikman who has died, aged 31 (click for more)

He was diagnosed in 2014 while director of research for the Better Together campaign ahead of the Scottish independence referendum.

His Gordon’s Fightback campaign, calling for funding to find a cure for MND and specialist nursing care, raised more than £500,000 for research into MND.

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said: “I am utterly bereft. Although we all knew time was precious, Gordon’s death comes as a shock.

“I have lost a best friend and the world has lost a man who made it a better place. I will keep Gordon’s husband Joe and all his family in my thoughts and prayers.

“The wedding of Gordon and Joe was one of the happiest days of my life. I will treasure those memories.”

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