Tributes paid to hard-working young man

Tributes have been paid to a young man who was found dead last night.

And a foy due to be held at Mavis Grind at the weekend has been cancelled as a mark of respect.

Police were called to a property in Ollaberry around 9pm on Tuesday and found the body. Officers said there were no suspicious circumstances.

Police have not confirmed the man’s identity but he was named locally as Kevin Tait, a young dad who ran Northmavine Charters.

Paying tribute, North Mainland councillor Drew Ratter said: “He was a fine young man I’ve known all his life and this is a huge tragedy.”

Fellow North Mainland councillor Andrea Manson said: “He was a lovely, young, hard-working man and devoted dad who had a very successful new business he was running for himself.”


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  • Lesley Cafferky

    • June 27th, 2013 20:39

    I would just like to say a few word to say how sad everyone is at the terrible sad news of kevin Taits death. kevin was a very kind and careing man, who dearly loved his family and was a good friend to all who knew him.

    Many a night you would find Kevin outside the sheltered homes here at Hillswick, given away the spare fish that he had caught to the old folks, he would never have thought to just dump them overboard at the end of a long day.. That was not Kevins way.

    Our hearts go out to all his family, Mandy and her family and his lovely little daughter who was the apple of his eye . RIP Kevin, and God Bless, you will be missed by many xxx


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