Tributes paid to businessman Bernard Hunter after his sudden death

posted 16 Aug 2010, 02:59 by South Edinburgh Net Admin
Tributes have been paid to popular Edinburgh businessman and motor racing enthusiast Bernard Hunter who has died of a suspected heart attack. Mr Hunter, 62, became ill while visiting a friend close to his Gilmerton home on Wednesday and passed away soon after.

Today, friends, relatives and the football club he worshipped praised the "generous" multi-millionaire who "lived his life on the rev limiter".

The son of a successful scrap merchant, Mr Hunter inherited the family business following his father's premature death in 1971 and later relocated the firm from its Seafield headquarters to Gilmerton. He also expanded into other industries including crane hire and loaning heavy machinery to contractors, swelling his fortune.

A season ticket holder at Hearts, it was Mr Hunter's crane company that helped erect the Wheatfield, Roseburn and Gorgie Stands at Tynecastle in the 1990s.

Full story from Edinburgh Evening News