Staff and customers at a Barrhead pub have paid a moving tribute to one of its most popular regulars...and boosted a charity’s coffers at the same time.

A special event took place at The Flying Horse on Saturday in memory of 78-year-old Bobby Gilfillan, from the Auchenback area of town, who died from heart failure last December.

It was organised by Bobby’s family, including his daughter Heather Stevenson, 42, who is a member of staff at the pub, in the town’s Main Street.

The event consisted of darts and domino competitions, with the individual winners receiving bottles of spirits and the overall winner Craig Lowe being presented with a trophy.

Around 50 people went along to show their support.

A raffle and an auction was also held, raising £1,200 for the British Heart Foundation.

Among the items on offer in the auction were a signed St Mirren football shirt, tickets for a major darts event and a set of arrows signed by top professional player John Henderson.

Father-of-four Bobby, who has 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, had suffered from ill health for most of his adult life and also lost his sight in one eye due to glaucoma.

While still in his 30s, he had to give up his job at the local Spillers factory and instead became a full-time dad and house husband while his wife Barbara, now 75, went out to work.

He was a regular at The Flying Horse for more than 50 years and was a keen dominoes player.

Heather said: “It was a great afternoon and night enjoyed by everyone, particularly mum, who was the guest of honour.

“It shows the high esteem that my father was held in that so many local people turned up for the event.”

Heather has also thanked all those who helped to coin in cash for the charity.

She added: “To raise £1,200 for the British Heart Foundation was unbelievable and we plan to have a similar event this time next year.

“I can’t thank everyone at The Flying Horse enough and I’m also grateful to the local community for all the work they put in and the help they gave me.”