TRIBUTES have been paid to Lady Isabel Glasgow after she sadly passed away at the age of 76 following a brave cancer battle.

A loving mother and grandmother, Lady Glasgow was passionate on the environment and the local countryside, serving important roles in Scottish Natural Heritage, the Firth of Clyde Forum and the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership.

She studied at the University of Leeds and married Lord Glasgow, Patrick Boyle.

They were co-founders of Kelburn Country Centre, which opened in the 1977, and remains one of Ayrshire's biggest tourist attractions.

Lady Glasgow was also a member of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority and chairwoman of the Scottish Council for National Parks, the Moorland Forum and the Firth of Clyde Forum.

A loving mother to both David and Alice and a doting grandmother to Leo, Isabel spent many years living in Millport, where she became involved in a number of local groups on the island.

Her son and daughter this week paid tribute to their 'wonderful' mother.

They said: "Our beautiful mother, Isabel Glasgow, died early on Saturday morning after a year-long struggle with pancreatic cancer.

"She never once complained about her suffering, yet still managed to worry and care for everyone else around her to the end. She was such a supportive and selfless mother who was always there for us.

"She was highly independent, humble and intelligent and we feel so lucky to have been able to call her our mum.

"She will be so greatly missed."

Lady Glasgow became a board member of Scottish Natural Heritage and was also a trustee of the Field Studies Council, who took over the running of the marine station in Millport in 2013.

In her role as chair of the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership which she occupied in recent years, Lady Glasgow rallied against climate change and called for increased coastal protection.

A passionate enthusiast of the Clyde, Isabel delivered a lecture to Cumbrae Historical Society in 2016 about its past, present and future and called for future generations to protect the river. As chair of the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership, whose members are reporting to Holyrood about Clyde marine management, she shared her unique perspective on the long-term thinking for the uses of our waterway.

Lady Glasgow also highlighted the scourge of marine litter in the Firth of Clyde during an event on the Isle of Cumbrae held in collaboration with the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership and other partner organisations including the RSPB, Community of Arran Seabed Trust and the Open University.