Forfar Athletic have paid tribute to a former player and official who died with his wife in a north-east fire tragedy.
Bill and Jessie Ogilvie have been named by police as the victims of a blaze which swept through their Tillyfar Gardens home in Turriff on Sunday afternoon.
A neighbourhood carer reportedly discovered the OAPs’ house filled with smoke and, despite emergency services rushing to the scene, there was nothing they could do to save the couple.
Devastated family and friends have described the Ogilvies, who were in their 70s, as a “lovely couple.”
Those tributes were joined by condolences from Station Park, where Mr Ogilvie was a popular player and management committee member before also taking the manager’s seat at Angus neighbours Montrose.
Mr Ogilvie was originally from Kirriemuir and was a stalwart of local junior football as well as featuring in the senior game with the Loons at Station Park. Nicknamed Peerl, he signed for Forfar in 1957 and played around four seasons as centre-half before the switch to Montrose, where he was a player-manager.
The couple are believed to have moved to Turriff in 2000 to be near their son.
“I vaguely remember Bill playing for Forfar and he would also have been well known to many as a Forfar Celtic player,” said Loons secretary David McGregor.
“He was a very steady player and a really nice guy so it was very sad to receive the news of this tragedy. The sympathy of everyone at Station Park is extended to his family,” added Mr McGregor.