Adam will be remembered as a passionate, bold and kind-hearted figure in Midlothian and the Labour movement. I was last with Adam when we visited Glencorse Barracks for the family Christmas party, an event he was very proud to take part in. Adam was passionate about showing support to the families of service men and women who would not be home for Christmas, and bought selection boxes for all the children. This act was typical of Adam, both caring and thoughtful.
I experienced Adam’s supportive and encouraging nature first-hand. When I was elected in June, Adam offered me a great deal of support and advice, for which I will always be grateful.
My thoughts are with Adam’s wife Karen and family at this very sad time. I hope that it is a comfort to them to know that the thoughts of the community in Penicuik and indeed across Midlothian are with them, as we come together to mourn the loss of a powerful and highly respected figure in the county.