Tributes have been paid to Ian Green, founder of Scotland's leading traditional music recording company, who has died at the age of 90.

Former police inspector Mr Green, of Longniddry, with the support of his late wife June, established Cockenzie-based record label Greentrax Recordings 38 years ago, which has released more than 500 albums.

He sadly passed on Sunday at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

A spokesperson for the family said on Facebook: “It is with great sadness that the Green family announces the passing of Ian David Green. Father, grandfather and husband of the late June Green.

“Our father passed away peacefully on 10th March at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He will be sadly missed. The funeral service details will be announced shortly.”

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Many offered their condolences to the family, with one person writing: “His legacy of Greentrax recordings is a priceless treasure to humanity.”

While another said: “One of the finest gentlemen in the Scottish music community. Passionate, principled and as honest a man as I ever encountered.”

A third commended the legacy Ian would leave behind. They said: “Greentrax leaves a legacy and influence on our music and culture that has stood the test of time and will stand for many decades more. Rest in peace Ian and thank you for everything.”

Outside of his career with Greentrax, Ian was also an honorary member of Haddington Pipe Band. He helped produce the band's first album in 2011.

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A spokesperson for the pipe band said: “Hugely saddened to report that one of Scottish traditional music's champions, Ian Green, has passed away.

“Ian, who created and ran Greentrax Recordings after a career in the police, was a great friend of the band, supporting us through the production of our CD on his label, and was made an honorary member of Haddington Pipe Band, which we know meant a lot to him.

“Ian and his late wife June were also massive supporters of our Trad on the Tyne festival. Scottish culture owes Ian a great debt, as does Haddington Pipe Band. We shall miss him.”

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Growing up in Edinburgh, Ian served in the military before joining the police force. He met his wife June in 1956 with the couple celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary in 2016 with a special party thrown at the John Bellany Day Centre in Port Seton.

Ian set up Greentrax in 1986 in Edinburgh after retiring from the police force. The business had a focus on traditional and Scottish music, celebrating folk and Celtic musicians. It later moved to Cockenzie Business Hub, where it has been based for many years.

Mr and Mrs Green are survived by their three children, Linda, Andrew and Stephen.