THE legacy of a Fife Council manager will live on as tributes have been paid to a "dearly loved" colleague.

The local authority has revealed that Mark McCall, service manager for housing, "tragically passed away" on September 24.

His career in community spanned two decades and he helped start Fife Council's Safer Communities Team in 2016.

Paying tribute, John Mills, head of Fife Council's housing services, said: "We received the very sad news that our dear colleague Mark McCall, service manager for housing had died last Friday evening.

"Mark's death has come as a severe shock to all his colleagues in Housing & Safer Communities Service, and in other services across the council.

"Mark was a dearly loved and respected manager who always did his best to find solutions to challenges that he and others faced.

"He was very much a people person and will be sorely missed by his friends in Fife Council.

"Tributes have been paid to Mark from council officers and Elected Members.

"Our thoughts and condolences go to his wife Claudette and his family."

A Facebook post from Safer Communities Fife stated that Mark, from Dundee, was "instrumental in improving community safety services at a local and national level", and would leave behind a "huge legacy".

The post added: "We will miss his leadership, his knowledge and experience, his ability to make us feel better on a tough day, his banter and most of all his friendship.

"And we promise to work hard to continue his legacy and work hard to make Fife a safer place for everyone."