A well-known figure in Perthshire sporting and business circles has died.
Bob Bridgeford, Buchan Drive, Perth, died after a short illness at Perth Royal Infirmary at the age of 76.
Born in Portlethen, he moved to Perthshire in his youth when his father took over station master duties at Glencarse and Dunkeld.
A former pupil of Perth Academy, Mr Bridgeford served his national service with the RAF before pursuing a career in accountancy.
After leaving the services, he joined Perth accountants J. and R. Morison, where he met his wife Betty, and worked with several firms in the building industry.
He also had a brief spell with the Perthshire Advertiser, worked with Perth garage SNT and spent time in Saudi Arabia in the late seventies.
Before retiring in 1996, Mr Bridgeford worked for 13 years with weights and measures specialists John White and Sons in Auchtermuchty.
A keen sportsman, he was a long-time member of Craigie Hill and Blairgowrie Golf Clubs, played off a handicap of four and bagged four holes-in-one.
He was a member of St Martins Curling Club, Errol Cricket Club and played football for Jeanfield Swifts before a knee injury forced him out of action. He turned to refereeing in the junior ranks.
Mr Bridgeford bowled with Perth Probus Club and was an elder at St Matthew’s Church.
He and his wife Betty, a former director of social work with Perth and Kinross Council who was awarded an OBE, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary earlier this year.
Mr Bridgeford is survived by his wife, their children Grant and Alison and three grandchildren, Arran, Emma and Katie.