THE FAMILY of a teenage piper, who tragically died on the railway this week, have thanked the public for the endless tributes that have poured in for the 17-year-old. 

Warren Graham - aka the “Killie Piper” - was known throughout Kilmarnock for his musical talents. 

Officers were called to the line in Kilmarnock at 12.58pm on Tuesday, January 25, following reports of a casualty near the tracks.

Paramedics also attended, however sadly Warren was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious and warren's family have requested that their privacy be respected at this time. 

Warren’s family said: “Our lives have changed forever but we will always cherish the memories we have of our special boy. 

“Thank you to everyone who has paid tribute to Warren. This has given us comfort knowing what a popular, well-liked boy he was.

“Please respect our privacy at this sad time to help us to come to terms with our loss.”

A post on Warre's Facebook page shared a picture of Warren on Thursday, writing only his name and “04/12/2004 till 25/01/2022”.

More than 1000 people have “reacted” to the post, with hundreds leaving messages of condolences.

“Proud to have known you. Everytime you played your bagpipes you filled our hearts with pride. RIP. From the YES Movement. My condolences to your family [and] friends,” one wrote.

A fundraiser for a funeral to mourn Warren’s passing has also been set up, and has surpassed £2000 in under 24 hours.

Pipe bands also paid their tributes to Warren.

The Kilmarnock Pipe Band wrote on Facebook: “The band have been absolutely devastated by the loss of Oor Warren, The Killie Piper.

“He was one of those special people you meet in life, who had no idea how much of an impact he made on everyone around him. He was super smart and always had a funny quip or cheeky comment to roast the pipe major, bringing joy and laughter to us all.

“He was a big supporter of Scottish independence, Scots Leid and Kilmarnock Football Club, but he was never happier than when playing his bagpipes, and was rarely seen without them.

“The world is a darker place to be missing such an amazing young man and our band will never be the same without him.

“He was and always will be Ayrshire’s Finest. Rest easy buddy, we’ll never forget you.”