TRIBUTES have been paid to a hero firefighter who died trying to save a woman's life. 

Cowcaddens and Maryhill White Watch joined the family of Sub Officer Adrian McGill on Maryhill Road on Saturday, November 18. 

They gathered to pay tribute to his sacrifice at a fire 51 years ago on November 18, 1972.

Mr McGill died after giving his own oxygen set to a woman who was trapped inside a building on Maryhill Road and awaiting rescue. 

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We previously reported a red plaque was unveiled in memory of Mr McGill at Maryhill Fire Station last year. 

Speaking to the Glasgow Times at a ceremony to unveil the plaque his sister Patricia Campbell said: "It has been a beautiful day. My brother has been really well remembered and praised. It makes me so happy.

"It has been quite emotional. I was crying, big happy tears though to see how nice everyone has been.

"It has been really lovely. Everyone has said such nice things, I did not expect so many people to be here. It is great.

"This means that people still remember him. Fifty years is a long time but today makes it feel like he is still with us and still included.

"We have never forgotten him and love him to bits. I am really bursting with pride."