The family of Devin Gordon, 13, have said their lives will "never be the same" after he tragically died on the railway in West Lothian.

Officers were called to Bathgate railway station at 2.43pm on Wednesday (January 19) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

Paramedics also attended, however sadly Devin was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is not being treated as suspicious.  

Devin was a keen footballer and played for Bathgate Juniors Football Club.

His family said: “Our lives have changed forever and will never be the same without our precious boy. We will miss him everyday for the rest of our lives.

“Thank you to everyone that’s paid tribute to Devin and those that have sent us condolence messages during this extremely difficult time.

“We would like to ask that our privacy is respected as we come to terms with the tragic loss of our young son.

“Devin will live in our hearts forever”.


Bathgate Juniors Football Club described him as a “great team player and friend who will be greatly missed by his football family”.

It said: “Devin was a light in the team which will never go out. His personality like a magnet drawing people to him.

“Happy, cheeky but funny with it and always respectful. On the field he showed his passion and skill. He made the team a better place to be.

“He was a great team player and friend who will be greatly missed by his football family. Our thoughts are now with Devin’s family, friends and his team who will hold him in their hearts forever (as) the only number 4.”