Highlander Alex McLeish

Cover: 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

An investigation is take place following the death of a British soldier.

Highlander Alistair McLeish was found dead on Tuesday at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.

He was serving with the 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS).

The soldier's family were notified immediately.

A spokesman for the Army confirmed the death and added:

"This is currently being investigated and it would be inappropriate to comment further.

"Our thoughts are with the soldier's family and friends at this difficult time."