Andrew Bain, a well-known farmer in the Carse of Gowrie, has passed away.
Mr Bain died on August 30 after a short fight with cancer. He was 77 years old.
He took over the running of the Flocklones family farm in the early 1960s. His father, also Andrew, came to the Carse of Gowrie in 1926, aged 22, to set up the farm.
Mr Bain was born in the now-closed Fernbrae Nursing Home in Dundee, on November 7, 1941 and attended Dundee High School. After that, he studied at Craibstone Agricultural College, Aberdeen.
Upon returning to the farm, he produced dairy for a number of years. Following this, he went into pedigree Charolais cattle herding and he was well known for walking the bulls down roads, in training for local shows.
Years later, Mr Bain started a new venture in soft fruit. He had a keen eye for detail and supplied to supermarket chains both locally and nationally.
He met Anne Grant in 1966 and the couple married in Broughty Ferry shortly after.
The couple had two sons, Andrew and Russell. Mr Bain retired in 2002 and enjoyed many pasttimes. He designed a new home in the paddock at Flocklones and created an impressive garden.
He was an avid reader of history and other subjects. He also had an interest in art and was a fundraiser for charities close to his heart.
Mr Bain is survived by his wife Anne, two sons and four grandchildren — Angus, Fergus, Cosmo and India.
A funeral took place on September 16 at Dundee Crematorium.