Tributes paid to Sunday Post columnist and former chief football writer Ron Scott

Ron Scott
Ron Scott

SUNDAY POST columnist and former Chief Football Writer, Ron Scott, passed away in Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital yesterday after a short illness.

He was 70.

Ron, who retired in 2012 after nearly 50 years with DC Thomson, is survived by his wife Wendy, daughter Susan, son-in-law Gordon and his brother Bruce.

A number of tributes have been paid to our former colleague.

Archie Macpherson wrote on his Facebook page: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of a dear old friend Ron Scott.

“I was privileged to have his hugely enjoyable company in different parts of the world as we pursued the Scottish football dream and at the same time made substantial investments in the Scotch whisky industry!

“He was simply good to be around when, as too often, fate was dealing Scottish football a bad hand.

“Humour was instilled in his personality in a way which infected all of us. I’ll miss his companionship and banter. My thoughts are now with his family.”

Jim Spence tweeted: “The city of Dundee has lost two giants of journalism in recent times. Dick Donnelly and now big Ron Scott. You don’t get many of those boys to the pound.”

Ron’s final column appeared in today’s Post Match with the express wishes of his family.