Commenting on the passing of Councillor Charles Kennedy, local MP for East Dunbartonshire Jo Swinson said:
"The death of Cllr Charles Kennedy will be felt as a real loss to local residents in Milton of Campsie, Lennoxtown & Kirkintilloch.
"Cllr Kennedy was committed to working hard to try and help the residents he served, campaigning tirelessly on their behalf, as well as on wider issues such as fighting for Stobhill Hospital.
"We have lost a dedicated councillor who served our community for many, many years. I send my deepest condolences to his family and friends."