Cameron Adams - Former reporter on the Paisley Daily Express

Tributes have been paid yesterday to a former Paisley Daily Express reporter who has lost his battle with cancer.

Adams, 53, who made his name as a public relations consultant, passed
away peacefully at home after a long illness. His wife Aileen, son
Scott, close friends and former colleagues have been left devastated by
his death.

He cut his journalistic teeth at the Paisley Daily
Express during the 1970s and went on to set up his own highlysuccessful
PR business. In recent years, he became the public voice of the massive
campaign to upgrade Erskine Hospital for war heroes and he co-ordinated
a string of Royal visits to the home, which is now known simply as
Erskine, during his career there.

Erskine chief executive, Colonel Martin Gibson, told how he was shocked and saddened by Cameron’s death.

said: “Cameron really believed in Erskine and did so much for the
residents, the staff and the cause itself. He joined us in 1996 as a PR
and media consultant to launch the highly successful Erskine 2000
appeal enabling us to build three new homes. He really did become the
voice of Erskine.

“When we found out Cameron had a brain tumour
we were all deeply shocked. He had surgery last year and ever since he
had been putting up an incredibly brave fight. He was going to become a
granddad this summer and I’d heard he was really excited about
that. “His death has left everybody here extremely saddened.”

became a well-known name in media circles during his days as a Paisley
Daily Express news reporter and motoring correspondent.

editor Jim Neil said: “Cameron was a vibrant, enthusiastic and
professional young man. He was a highly regarded member of the
journalistic profession who was popular among everyone who knew him. It
is a terrible loss and he will be sadly missed.”

One former
colleague added: “Those of us who were privileged to work with Cameron
will always remember his cheery smile, his infectious sense of humour,
his enthusiasm and his journalistic professionalism.”

Cameron, originally came from the Hunterhill area of Paisley, was also a director of the Bowfield Country Club, near Howwood.

Gail Cameron, Paisley Daily Express

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