TRIBUTES have poured in from across the Three Towns following the death of a much-loved Stevenston resident.

Shirley Morgan's body was discovered on Stevenston beach on the evening of Tuesday, May 24, and though the 49-year-old's death is being treated as unexplained, police say they do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances.

Her daughter Kelly posted an emotional tribute online, saying: "Unfortunately we lost our beautiful mum yesterday.

"She was our biggest inspiration and the most amazing wee woman ever. She touched so many lives and this will be something we will never get over.

"If only she knew how much she was loved, but at least you're at peace now mum. No one will ever compare to you. We love you."

Her "amazing and selfless" personality was one which left a lasting impression on anyone she had met.

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One family friend added: "Ever since I was wee you always encouraged me to be my own person and, by watching you be unapologetically yourself, you helped me do that.

"I will be grateful for that forever and I will love you forever."

One former colleague said: "The work Shirley has done and her commitment to the Three Towns will forever inspire me. Our service and personal lives will never be the same again.

"Sending all my love to Shirley’s friends, family and our colleagues during this devastating time."

A spokesperson for the Ardrossan Community Development Trust said: "Shirley was a colleague, supporter and friend to community groups throughout the region and an avid supporter of community wealth building and development and will be sorely missed by many.

"[She was] a unique person who was deeply rooted in her community.

"We are all struggling to come to terms with this sudden loss, which will be felt by many for years to come. Her amazing smile will never be forgotten."

The family have asked that their privacy be respected.

Everyone at the Herald sends their condolences.