Tributes paid to Larbert man who fell to his death in Ibiza

The Piscis Park Hotel in San Antonio, Ibiza, where the accident took place
The Piscis Park Hotel in San Antonio, Ibiza, where the accident took place

A groom-to-be and his best friends have been left devastated after a stag weekend ended in tragedy.

One of the group, which was over 20-strong, died after plunging from a fifth floor hotel balcony on the holiday island of Ibiza.

Jon Reid, Larbert High School rector

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends at this very difficult time

Fraser Gillespie (26) was discovered around 11.30 p.m. on Saturday.

Despite attempts to revive him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The stag party are understood to have only checked into the two-star Piscis Park Hotel in San Antonio on Friday.

Like Fraser, most of the group came from the Larbert area and many had known each other since school days.

They were in Ibiza to celebrate the forthcoming wedding of Gary Baird to Kim Thomas which takes place at the end of this month.

Gillespie had been following a legal career.

Social media sites have been flooded with tributes.

Gary Baird, whose forthcoming wedding was being celebrated, wrote: “The boys are getting some comfort seeing how many caring people they know and people’s messages. Now it’s up to us to pass this onto his family at a surreal time and be there for them, thanks.”

Rector Jon Reid paid tribute to the former pupil: “Larbert High School is devastated to learn of the tragic loss of Fraser, who left school in 2006 to initially study sport at Stirling and then followed by law.

“Fraser was a much loved and respected pupil by both his teachers and his peers. He was a bright, intelligent young man who was talented in many areas, not least of all in football and he had a very strong set of friends around him.”

Following news of the tragedy, a spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: ““We can confirm a British national has died in Ibiza on May 30. We are providing consular assistance to the family at this sad time.”