A touching tribute has been paid following the tragic death of a much-loved Auchinleck man.

Bryan 'Galls' Gallacher sadly passed away last month following health issues. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy.

Galls, as he was known as by those close to him, featured in the Cumnock Chronicle back in July, after he completed an extraordinary challenge for charity.

He took on a 150-mile weighted walk in aid of Help for Heroes and raised thousands of pounds in the process.

Being an ex-army man himself, it was something that Bryan felt extremely passionate about and wanted to help out with.

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The sad news of Bryan's passing was felt by all those who had known him, including his wife Tammy and son, Mason.

One of Bryan's close friends, who has known him for over 20 years, described him as an "amazing friend and human being".

He said: "Galls deserves a good send off because he was an amazing guy to everyone and he really tried to help people in similar situations to his and he really did do a lot.

"I'm so sorry for his wife and wee boy. Me and him go back to 2001, when we were in the same regiment and we went to Bosnia, Iraq, Northern Ireland, so we were together a lot.

"It's really just to give the big guy a good bit of exposure".

Bryan's funeral was extremely well-attended.

Cumnock Chronicle: Bryan 'Galls' Gallacher featured in the Cumnock Chronicle for his wonderful charity work.Bryan 'Galls' Gallacher featured in the Cumnock Chronicle for his wonderful charity work. (Image: NQ Archive)

Bryan's friend added: "The response that he got was huge.

"We've got full colours coming to his funeral, we've got a regimental piper and we've got guys coming from South Africa and across the world for it, so it shows the impact he had."

Bryan's funeral service, conducted by Alexander Muir Funeral Directors, will take place on Tuesday, November 7 at Masonhill Crematorium at 11.15am.

Donations can be made towards Help for Heroes.