After learning of the sad death of Dr Campbell Christie CBE - former general secretary of the STUC and president of the SCDI, partner at Thompsons Solicitors, Patrick McGuire, said:
"Today the Scottish Trade Union movement has lost a giant.
"His deep commitment to public services, the rights of workers and the victims of injustice was an inspiration. He will be sorely missed.
"Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
"He was and will always be an example to all of us who fight for social justice in this country."