FAMILY of "beautiful-hearted soulmates" who died in the fire at luxury five-star Cameron House have described what happened as a "dreadful tragedy".

Freelance journalist Simon Midgley and his partner Richard Dyson, a TV producer, were staying at the hotel on the shores of Loch Lomond when the blaze ripped through the resort early Monday. morning.

The couple from London were on a trip to Scotland and had just completed a tour of the sights of Glasgow when they were caught up in the fire.

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About 70 firefighters spent more than 24 hours tackling the blaze at the popular wedding venue which houses the Michelin-starred Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond restaurant and whose guests have included the Scotland national football team, U2, Cher and Michael Jackson.

The hotel's director has praised the actions of the emergency services in preventing further tragedy.

Mr Midgley was a freelance writer for freesheet the London Evening Standard - covering travel and culture for the lifestyle section.

He is understood to have been sent to the 18th century mansion that was converted into a luxury hotel in 1986 on assignment to research a feature for the publication's website.

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Mr Midgley's sister Nicky said on social media: "It is with a heavy heart I write this but this dreadful tragedy has taken two amazing beautiful hearted soul mates from me, my heartbroken mum and brother. Thank you too alll those who bravely made the effort to save them. Sleep tight…Fly high xxxxxxxxxx"

In the three days before the blaze, Mr Midgley talked about visiting several Glasgow landmarks and restaurants including the Glasgow School Of Art which was badly damaged in a 2014 fire.

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He said on social media: "Sadly the famous Glasgow School of Art is still under refurbishment after the terrible fire in 2014, but you can get a looksy at some of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s furniture designs." He gave a thumbs up.

A day earlier he talked about a visit to the Victorian cemetery, the Glasgow Necropolis and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. He took pictures of the traffic cone on Glasgow's Duke of Wellington statue, while celebrating having a meal at the Mediterranean restaurant Alchemilla and A'Challtainn  Fish Restaurant and Bar.

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On Saturday, Mr Midgley posted a picture of the hotel on Instagram saying, "Home for the weekend!".

They could be seen enjoying cocktails beside a fire, an outdoor hot tub and Christmas movies just hours before Monday's tragedy. Both were living in the capital but are thought to have hailed from Nottinghamshire and West Yorkshire respectively.

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One of them died at the scene while the other died at Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.

Meanwhilethe family of a newlywed couple saved from the fire paid tribute to the hero firefighter who carried their grandson down a ladder from a third-floor window.

Andrew and Louise Logan from Worcestershire were on their honeymoon, having married on Friday, when they were caught up in the blaze.

A photograph captured the moment their baby boy Jimmy was rescued from the flames by a firefighter, who held the youngster under his arm as he climbed down a ladder. Speaking today from his home in Evesham, in Worcestershire, Mrs Logan's father said the family were 'full of gratitude' to the brave firefighter.

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He said: "We are just so grateful they are alive, and no one in the family, especially Andrew and Louise, can say thank you enough to the brave firefighter who rescued their son. "The picture of the rescue is very dramatic and it goes to show how brave these men and women are. I'm so glad they managed to get our grandson out."

More than 200 guests were evacuated from the building when the blaze broke out. A joint investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

It is understood that a wedding due to take place at Cameron House hotel this weekend has been moved to another luxury hotel.

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In a new statement, Cameron House's director, Andy Roger, praised the "very swift actions of the emergency services".

He said: "Everyone associated with Cameron House Hotel is still coming to terms with the events of yesterday and we are all hugely conscious that two people tragically lost their lives in the fire.

"Their families and friends are foremost in our thoughts as we co-operate fully with the investigation teams to try to establish the circumstances surrounding this terrible incident.

"The emergency services were on the scene long into the night and I cannot praise their efforts highly enough. They are true heroes. The firemen bringing out a couple and their young child by ladder from a second-floor room was a heart-stopping moment for all those who witnessed it.

"We're also enormously grateful for the many, many offers of practical support and good wishes from the UK hospitality industry and also from the local community, which has rallied around to help. It's been a humbling experience, but we are a small, tight-knit community on Loch Lomond and a response like that is typical of our many friends and neighbours."

He said the hotel had made arrangements for the vast majority of the guests to travel home or continue with their breaks and he thanked them for their patience and "good spirits".

Mr Roger also paid tribute to the staff at Cameron House who he said had shown "an enormous degree of care and teamwork throughout the last two days".