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Aberdeenshire councillor John Duncan from Gamrie dies

John Duncan Image copyright Aberdeenshire Council
Image caption John Duncan had served as a member for the Troup ward since 2002

Tributes have been paid after the death of an Aberdeenshire councillor.

Conservative John Duncan, a retired farmer in his 80s who lived in Gamrie, had served as a member for the Troup ward since 2002.

Council leader Jim Gifford said Mr Duncan was a "true gentleman" and was doing what he "absolutely loved" - council business - right up to the last minute,

He said the councillor would be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

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