A SCHOOLBOY has been found dead in Neilston.

It is believed the 13-year-old died in Luckiesfauld in the village. His body was found in the early hours of Monday morning.

Police said his death is not being treated as suspicious.

The teenager attended Eastwood High School in Newton Mearns. It is understood that pupils were told of the death at a school assembly today.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “At 3.15am on Monday, October 1, police received a report that a 13-year-old boy had died in Luckiesfauld, Neilston.

“A post mortem examination will be carried out in due course however the death is not suspicious.”

Eastwood High School Head Teacher Stuart Maxwell  said: “The thoughts of the whole school community are with the boy’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

"He was a popular pupil with a bright future ahead of him and his loss is an absolute tragedy. He will be greatly missed by us all.”