Village campaigner Alan dies at 47

Alan McClymont with his post office petition.
Alan McClymont with his post office petition.

A community campaigner from New Stevenston has died after a short illness at the age of 47.

Alan McClymont, of Woodside Street, organised a petition last year in protest at plans to move the village post office from its central position in Carfin Street to Stevenston Street.

There was widespread support for his campaign, including from MP Frank Roy, with villagers saying the new site was too far from the centre of New Stevenston.

They were furious that despite their strong opposition the move went ahead.

Alan, who worked at Tesco in Carfin, is survived by his parents and sister.

One villager, paying tribute to him, said: “This is sad news. Alan was very well known, a popular man who had the best interests of New Stevenston at heart.”