EIS activist Colin Vetters has died after being diagnosed with a virulent cancer in February of last year. Born in 1966, Colin grew in Pollok, on Glasgow’s Southside.

He left school to study science at Strathclyde University. After graduating he worked for a time as an NHS lab technician before completing his teacher training at the end of the 1980s.

After that, he taught at Paisley Grammar School until a few years ago, when he, his partner Amy and their children moved to Dumfries.

Colin was a committed EIS activist and was a regular delegate to the Annual General Meeting.

He was a stalwart in refugee rights work and was instrumental in launching Stand Up To Racism in Paisley. He organised its first public meeting with speakers from the EIS and from Paisley TUC.

He continued this work when he later moved to Dumfries, particularly around the Black Lives Matter movement.

Colin is survived by his parents Frances and Tommy, his children Tony, Madeline and Nicole, their mum Amy, and his sisters Julie and Fiona.