The Presiding Officer, Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, released the following statement following the death of former Labour MSP and minister Tom McCabe:
"I am so sad to hear the news of Tom's passing.
"He was devoted to his family, in particular to his wee daughter Ava. His joy when she was born and his delight in watching her grow was apparent to all around him.
"We worked closely together on the Parliamentary Bureau in the early days of the Parliament and then again when we were both elected to the Corporate Body.
"Tom made an immense contribution to the Parliament and his expertise has been sorely missed since 2011.
"My thoughts and prayers are with his family."