Tributes have poured in for an 'SNP legend' following his death. 

It was revealed today that Hamish MacQueen, branch president of Maryhill and Springburn SNP, passed away on July 5. 

MacQueen was a member of the party since 1947, and a leading figure in the party's independence movement.

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The Maryhill and Springburn SNP branch announced the news on Facebook, writing: "We have very sad news today.

"Our branch President, Hamish MacQueen has sadly passed away on 5th July.

"Hamish was a life-long member of our party since 1947, and a true stalwart of our Independence Movement.

"Condolences to his family, close friends and all who knew him." 

Margaret Ferrier, former SNP MP of the Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency, lead tributes on X, formerly known as Twitter. 

She wrote: "Terribly sad news about the passing of Hamish MacQueen.

"An absolute stalwart and legend of the SNP and member of the 1820 Society.

"He never failed to regale you with stories of his time in the party.

"My deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues in the party."

While Councillor Greg Lennon said: "So saddened to hear of Hamish McQueen's passing.

"He was a true legend in the SNP and the wider independence movement. I always used the expression when describing the SNP that I was "standing on the shoulders of giants," and Hamish was one of those giants."

Others took to social media to respond to the news. 

One person said: "That's such a shame. Used to see him in Maryhill quite often at street stalls and just out and about when I worked there. He was one of the faces I remembered from National Councils and/or conferences when I was dragged along when I was a wean.

"A few years ago he tried to introduce himself to me and I said he need not do so as he was a legend of the party, it was I who needed to introduce myself to him.

"My sincere condolences to the branch and all of his friends and family."

Another added: "So sad, part of my childhood in the SNP and I knew him as an adult too. He was so knowledgeable and never stopped fighting for independence. A great loss to the cause."