The foreign secretary condemned Mr Dale's killing as "senseless and cruel" A British aid worker kidnapped in Pakistan in January has been found dead, the Foreign Office has said.
Khalil Dale, 60, who worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was kidnapped in Quetta, south-west Pakistan.
The body of the Muslim convert was found in an orchard in Quetta with a note saying he had been killed by the Taliban, local police said.
Mr Dale, originally called Ken, lived and worked in Dumfries, south-west Scotland, in the 1990s.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond said: "He had many friends around the world and regularly travelled back to Dumfries where he was well known and loved."
He had worked for the ICRC and the British Red Cross for many years, carrying out assignments in Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq.
British Red Cross chief executive Sir Nick Young said Khalil first worked overseas for the Red Cross in 1981 in Kenya, where he distributed food and helped improve the health of people affected by severe drought.