TRIBUTES have poured in for a member of a Clydebank band who passed away this week.

Shaun Scott, guitarist and vocalist for The Ronains, sadly passed away on Monday.

A statement from the band read: "On Monday, our world came crashing down around us and our hearts were utterly shattered by the devastating news of our best friend.

"Our beautiful best friend has sadly passed away. Shaun was our boy, our little brother, we did absolutely everything together and this soul destroying news has broken us.

"This week was set to be the highlight of our time together so far, we had worked so hard and we couldn't wait to hit the road on Saturday and then celebrate afterwards, yet here we are, crushed to pieces. There are no words to describe what Shaun meant to his loving family and to us, our time together was packed with love and laughter, music and sheer magical moments.

"Shauny was such a sweetheart and was loved by everyone who met him, he hated drama and never had a bad word to say about anyone.

"We have been inundated with messages but are too broken to reply. Our hearts are with the his family at this time.

"Rest in peace our beautiful boy and thank you for coming into our lives, we will never ever forget you."

The new wave rock group have done two sold out tours in America.

Their album Love, Drugs & on the Dole was released earlier this year. It details the struggles of Lizzy Coyne, a fictional character based on a real woman living in Glasgow’s East End.

Read more: The Ronains keep it Simple - Love, Drugs & on the Dole

Red Eye Studios in Clydebank paid tribute: "Sad and tragic news! Red Eye Studios would like to pass on our condolences to Shauny's bandmates Debbie, Linzi and Jim and to all his family and friends. R.I.P x"

And one friend wrote on Facebook: "I am absolutely gutted by the news of The Ronains guitarist, Shauny Scott, passing away...

"I have wept for the past hour and still, with tears streaming down my face, I make this post to console my Ronains family and Shauny's family.

"I never met Shauny in person. He did an early morning interview with me on Outlaw Renegade Radio and after the interview he called me back and we talked for a couple of hours.

"Outside of his incredible contributions to music with his shredding guitar riffs and absolutely beautiful voice, Shauny had to be the absolute kindest person I have ever spoke with.

"To Linzi Ronain, Jim Reid and Debi Ronain, I know that this is the worst moment in your young lives, but please don't stop making music. Shauny would not have wanted that. My heart goes out to all of you and Shauny's family."