Tributes paid to Donside man who died in Aberdeen

Craig Grant
Craig Grant

The family of Donside man, who died suddenly after an incident outside of an Aberdeen bar, have paid tribute to his devotion to his loved ones.

Former Kemnay Academy pupil Craig Grant had recently moved to Monymusk with his seven-year-old son Owen and wife Fiona.

Mr Grant died suddenly after an incident outside Aberdeen’s Tonik bar on Bon Accord Street last Friday (August 9).

Emergency crews were called to the scene at the Galleria shopping centre but Mr Grant died on the scene after midnight.

An oil services worker, Mr Grant was a keen sportsman and enjoyed playing golf and was a regular supporter of Kemnay Youth amateur football team.

He also began learning guitar at the time of his death.

A statement released on behalf of his family praised his devotion to his family and friends.

The 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.

“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.”

Three men have appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court court in connection with the incident.