TRIBUTES have poured in for a caring Cowdenbeath teenager who died in his sleep last Friday.

Gregor Scott, 18, who recently began his studies in hospitality at Perth College, was tragically found in his room by his flat mates.

The ex-St Columba's High School pupil has been described as the kindest, most caring young man with a brilliant sense of humour.

A GoFundMe me page set up in his memory has already raised £2,965 at the time of print.

Mum Catriona, deputy head at Glenrothes High School, told the Times: "He had been living in halls since September and had loved his time there.

"He had settled very quickly and jelled so well with his flat mates.

"I received a call at work from a paramedic to say that he passed away and when we got to Perth we had to wait for the police to carry out their checks as it was a sudden death.

"While we sat with the student warden, he told us that he had performed CPR on Gregor, but it had made no difference.

"After a bit we got to see him and tell him how much we loved him and came home to tell his brother and sisters".

Catriona added: "Mercifully we have never had to deal with death in the family, everyone has always lived to an old age, that's what is so shocking.

"When someone goes to bed at the age of 18 you just expect them to get up the next morning. He was just so young.”

A report has now been sent to the procurator fiscal and the Scott's are waiting for the outcome of a post mortem before they can arrange a funeral for Gregor.

The teen, who had a keen passion for rugby, had also been working for M&S both in Dunfermline and Perth while he undertook his studies.

"He worked with his dad who is a manager at M&S, but his big passion was hospitality, " Catriona added.

“He could have been the next Gordon Ramsey! He was so excited to get his chef whites with his name embroidered for his course.

"He made us laugh because most students are eating beans on toast, but everyone was coming around to his for minute steak!

"We know how special he was but just hearing the same comments from others has just touched our hearts."

The family have decided that everyone will be asked to wear green at Gregor's funeral which will be a celebration of his life.

Catriona said: "He had a big personality and there was presence about him being 6 ft 4.

"It was hard to see him not so full of life last time we saw him.

"We are truly devastated but we are determined to keep his memory alive. He hated seeing anyone upset and was there for everyone.

"He just had such a warm nature and a sunny disposition.

"We are overwhelmed by messages of support from friends, family, teachers, church, the community, and people we don't even know.

"You don't know how much that has helped us through this difficult time."

You can donate to Gregor's memorial fund via