The Arbroath Herald is sad to report the passing of well-known Angus photographer Jim Ratcliffe.
A long-standing Arbroath resident, over several decades Mr Ratcliffe was a familiar and welcome sight at photocalls in his role as a photographer.
It is understood that Mr Ratcliffe passed away at Roxburghe House last night (Wednesday).
Over the years he has worked with all of the newspapers operating in Angus, including the Herald.
A very community-minded man, Mr Ratcliffe was deeply involved with a number of local groups including the Rotary Club of Arbroath and the Abbey Theatre Club.
On a personal note, Jim had many friends in journalism. It was always a good sign when one saw that Jim was already on site for a job and we always looked forward to having a catch up and a chat afterwards. He will be deeply missed by all of us at Angus County Press.
Our condolences to his family.