Following the tragic death of Oxton councillor Andy Corkhill last year, family, friends, neighbours and political colleagues gathered this week for the planting of a tree in his memory.
The ten foot high sweet gum tree was planted in the grassed area at the corner of Holm Lane and Oulton Close, not far from Andy's family home. The tree was chosen by his family and fiancee, Paola, who were among the crowd that gathered in glorious sunshine for the planting.
Andy Corkhill, who died last October at the age of 36, was a passionate campaigner for the environment and it was felt that a tree would be the most appropriate memorial to celebrate his life.
Councillor Allan Brame, who also represents Oxton ward, paid a short tribute to his friend and colleague. "Andy gave so much to Oxton - and had so much more to give. This beautiful tree in a prominent location will help keep his memory alive. Each time we pass it, we will remember Andy."