Philip Bowman, the former chief executive of Angus Tourist Board, has died aged 81.
Mr Bowman was born and raised in Dundee and attended Clepington School and Morgan Academy.
He worked for greeting card firm Valentine’s and then for the display department of GL Wilson, before he left the city to do his National Service with the Royal Corps of Signals in 1952.
He was selected, with others of his regiment, to represent the Royal Signals at the Coronation of the Queen.
He was an instructor at Catterick Camp in Yorkshire, reaching the rank of acting troop sergeant when he left in 1954.
In 1955 he joined the City of Dundee Police Force and he served for three years.
While on the beat he met first wife Elizabeth Kennedy. They married in 1961 and were based in London, where Mr Bowman was a display manager at a ladies’ fashion store.
The couple had two children, Iain and Rona. They moved to Kent in the mid-1960s and then returned to Tayside in 1971.
In 1974 Mr Bowman was appointed tourism and entertainments manager for Carnoustie Town Council. He was then appointed as the first chief executive of Angus Tourism Board in 1984, a position he held for 10 years.
Having divorced in 1977, he married again in 1985 to Elaine, a member of the tourism team.
The Angus and Dundee tourist boards merged in 1996 and Mr Bowman was head of operations until his retirement in 1999.
In his youth Mr Bowman was a keen sportsman, playing football, golf and cricket and he held a National Cricket Association coaching certificate.
He is survived by his two children and four grandchildren.