Tributes paid to 'fantastic' vet with 'heart of gold' after body found

Police searching for Kirsty Miller discovered a body in the Melrose area around 11.30am on Monday.

Tributes paid to missing vet Kirsty Miller from Newton St Boswells whose body was found by police in Melrose Police Scotland

Tributes have been paid after the body of a missing vet was discovered during a police search in the Borders.

Kirsty Miller, 29, was reported missing from Newtown St Boswells at around 8.05am on Saturday.

Police confirmed officers carrying out searches discovered a body in the Melrose area at around 11.30am on Monday.

The family of Ms Miller have been made aware of the discovery.

Friends and colleagues have taken to social media to pay tribute to her.

In a Facebook post, a colleague Michele Bliss said: “The world got a little bit darker without your light. Kirsty Miller you were an amazing young woman. Smart, kind, beautiful in and outside. It was an honour to have known you and worked with you. You were an inspiration to the people around you and you will be dearly missed.”

Rachel Devine, who said she had been friends with Ms Miller in school described her as “so clever and a lovely person.”

She added: “I wouldn’t have made it through my first week at high school if it wasn’t for Kirsty. I remember meeting her on the first day of S1 after being put in different classes from all of my primary school friends. I had to keep asking her what her name was because my memory is terrible and she just laughed every time, such a clever girl and the sweetest person, my thoughts go out to her friends and her family.”

Katherine Jackie said: “She was a brilliant vet and a valued member of the community. She taught me so much in my final EMS weeks and will be so missed.”

Others described as her as a “fantastic” and “wonderful” vet with a “heart of gold”.

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