TRIBUTES have been paid to a local “devoted” family man who died after an incident outside an Aberdeen bar.
26-year-old Monymusk resident Craig Grant, originally from Kemnay, a father of seven-year-old son Owen and husband to his wife Fiona, died last Friday (August 9) after an incident outside the city’s Tonik bar on Bon Accord Street.
Emergency crews were called to the scene at the Galleria shopping centre but Mr Grant died at the scene after midnight.
Three men have since been charged with Mr Grant’s murder and released on bail.
Mr Grant’s family have paid tributes to his devotion to his family and said they were ‘still coming to terms’ with the loss.
A spokesperson for the family said: “Craig was a devoted family man who was at his happiest when spending time with his son Owen and wife Fiona. The last few days really haven’t sunk in yet and we are still coming to terms with this unexpected loss.
“Craig always had time for his friends and would have done anything to help them. I know they will miss him greatly.
“He was learning to play the guitar and a passionate sportsman, with golf and football being particular favourites. A keen Celtic fan, Craig liked nothing more than watching his son and nephews play football on a Sunday.
“Craig worked as a tool specialist in the offshore industry and had done that since 2006. He will be sorely missed and his loss will leave a hole in the lives of everyone who knew him. I would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and support over the last few days. We would now ask the media that we are allowed time to grieve and that our privacy is respected at this difficult time.”