PLANS to create a lasting memorial for an architect found dead in his freezer last week are to get under way.

Police are continuing to investigate the unexplained death of Colin Machin, from Alva, who was discovered in a chest freezer in his garage on June 25.

Robert Cowie, who was working with the father-of-three on an eco-friendly housing project, described him as a "larger than life character, a big guy full of good humour".

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Mr Machin, 50, was a director of Mr Cowie's Edinburgh-based company Tigh Grian. The men were due to start the project to build 48 homes in Alva in the next couple of months.

Mr Cowie said: "This is his project, which he brought in - and it will continue.

"I'd like to do a lasting memorial to him, probably in Alva where he was so well known and loved."

Mr Machin and his wife Maria, 51, ran The Boll Holiday Cottages in Alva and lived on the site.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said investigations were continuing.