THE generous "giving heart” of the late Alison Fox “will be treasured forever”, according to those who have volunteered at her side.

Tributes have been pouring in from all over Clackmannanshire last week after police found a body in the search for the missing 51-year-old.

Many knew her as a keen hillwalker, but she has also poured her heart and soul into making Clackmannanshire a better place – all of her own back.

Anthea Coulter, business manager at Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface, highlighted the “vital role” she had played in many local organisations like the Clackmannanshire Community Transport Association and the Disability Access Group.

She described Alison as “loyal, committed and generous” as she selflessly gave up her time and knowledge to help good causes.

Anthea said: “In the last year, Alison played a huge role for CTSI and Clackmannanshire as a volunteer at the Great Tapestry of Scotland, held at the Speirs Centre.

“Her enthusiasm and love of the area and history of Scotland gave visitors from throughout the world a unique and knowledgeable insight to Clackmannanshire and Scotland, her adopted home.

“She was a huge support to the staff team and able to talk with the same vivacity and spirit to both old and young.

“She was also volunteering at the same time with a Stirling charity supporting people learning English and refugees, and brought several groups over to Alloa to visit the tapestry and also take part in the weaving workshops.

“She was at her happiest in these moments when her joy and fun for life infected all around her.”

More recently, Alison helped run the Super Sandy Toy Shop as part of a Christmas appeal.

At the weekends, she could often be found out and about “with carloads of volunteers”, helping out at events like the Commonwealth Games.

Anthea added: “Speaking on behalf of CTSI and the third sector, I know that Alison will be missed by us all – her commitment to her local community, love of the area and the memories of her generous giving heart will be treasured forever.”