Forfar businessman James Law has died a month short of his 84th birthday.
Mr Law was born at the family farm, The Tulla, at Menmuir.
In 1941, when he was 15, the family bought Restenneth Farm, near Forfar.
In the 1950s Mr Law was responsible for initiating the piggery side of the business and built up a stock of 2000, gaining an excellent reputation for the high quality of his animals.
Nephews Bruce and Edward were instrumental in assisting him with the caring for the livestock and took over full responsibility in the 1970s.
Mr Law and wife Lovina then became mine hosts of the Zoar Inn, Forfar, taking early retirement in 1985.
They travelled to many places including Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Fiji.
He was a member of Forfar Curling Club, Dundee Indoor Bowling Club and a founder member of Arbroath Indoor Bowling Club, but his main interest was outdoor bowling. He was made honorary member of Forfar Bowling Club.
For the past two years Mr Law had been in residential care.
He is survived by his wife, daughter Lovina and grand-daughters Fiona and Avril.