The heartbroken family of Jackson Mason have paid tribute to the young dad after his body was found on Sunday.

The 31-year-old, from Fenwick, was discovered on Sunday afternoon at West Tannacrieff.

Jackson was missing for over 10 weeks before the discovery was made and hundreds of tributes have poured in for the East Ayrshire dad after police confirmed he had been found dead.

Jackson's uncle Allan Parris has paid homage to his nephew in a heartfelt message on Facebook.

Allan said: "Jackson when you walked into a room you would light it up.

"Your poor mum, son, and two sisters, Shari and Caitlin, who loved you so much.

"You were a great boy who was adored and loved by hundreds. You were very well known in Kilmarnock and beyond, 'Wee Pump Action Jackson' you were truly one of a kind and I am so proud to be called your uncle.

"Sleep tight Jackson. God bless you son."

Jackson went missing on December 19 and was last seen around 4.30pm near the Fenwick Hotel in East Ayrshire, close to the M77.

A fundraiser has now been launched to help his devastated family with funeral costs.

Local man Garry Greig, who launched the appeal on Facebook, said: "I'm doing this fundraiser to help the family with funeral costs.

"They have been through enough grief and hopefully this will take some pressure off them."

A total of £2,282 has already been raised towards a £5,000 target on the fundraising page.

154 people have donated and one said: "R.I.P Jackson. Hard to believe that I wont see your wee face again."

Another said: "Rest In Peace Jackson, safe in the arms of Jesus. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this extremely sad and difficult time."

Another simply added: "RIP Jackson."

Jackson's uncle Allan has thanked everyone for their efforts in trying to help find his nephew.

Allan said: "Thanks to everybody who took the time to share a post.

"Thanks to every single one of you who were there every Sunday helping us look for Jackson.

"I will remember every face who turned up every Sunday, don't know all of your names but will never forget any of your faces.

"The weather never stopped you. You came and helped us so much, to all you people who came with your drones, thanks very much for your time and effort.

"We can never repay you all, but a big massive thanks to all of you."

To donate to the fundraiser and help the cause click here.