Tributes paid to former Fife councillor

Arthur Robertson
Arthur Robertson

Representatives from local politics and sport have united in tribute to former Levenmouth councillor and East Fife Girls and Women’s Football Club chairman Arthur Robertson, who died on Thursday after a long illness.

Mr Robertson, who was 65, was described as a “dedicated, hard-working ward councillor” and “a true gentleman” by SNP colleague, Councillor Ally Hunter, among other tributes.

Fellow SNP councillor John O’Brien added: “Arthur will be remembered for the first class support and service he provided for his constituents in Methil, Buckhaven & Wemyss Villages when he represented the area

as SNP councillor from 2007- 2012, and for that we respect him.”

A minute’s silence was held in his memory before Saturday’s match at Bayview between East Fife and Elgin City As well as taking on the role of councillor, Mr Robertson was also co-founder and chairman of East Fife GWFC from its inception at the end of the 1990s.

Mr Robertson’s funeral will take place on Friday, November 28 at Kirkcaldy Crematorium at 10.15 a.m.