Perth publican George Craik, who ran The Twa Tams for 30 years, has died aged 80.
Mr Craik, who was credited as changing the face of the Perth pub scene, passed away at Perth Royal Infirmary after a short illness.
Born in Scone, he learned the importance of hard graft from an early age.
Mr Craik attended Robert Douglas Memorial School but regularly helped out his businessman father David by delivering coal to homes around the village.
At 14 he left school and became an apprentice electrician with Scott & Company before joining the Royal Engineers in 1947 to carry out national service.
Having never travelled out of Scotland, Mr Craik relished the chance to see the world and spent time in post-war Germany.
When he returned home two years later he joined the family haulage business, where he worked for the next 15 years.
A keen skater, he met future wife Mary Gallagher at Dunkeld Road Ice Rink and the couple became inseparable.
They married on December 8, 1956 at St John’s Roman Catholic Church in Perth and went on to have three children, George, Lucille and Julie.
Mr Craik re-joined Scott & Company in the mid-1960s when Tulloch and Hillyland housing estates were being constructed.
He was also the foreman electrician during the building of North Muirton in 1971.
In 1974 he purchased an old dilapidated house in Scott Street, thinking he might renovate it and rent it out as flats.
However, when his wife Mary acquired a bar licence, they never looked back.
The happy couple stood at the helm of The Twa Tams from November 5, 1975 to November 5, 2005.
A sociable man, Mr Craik relished the chance to meet so many new people and provided music and dancing for the community.
He was also a keen gardener and enjoyed successes in a number of Perth in Bloom competitions, latterly with daughter Julie, who inherited the green-fingered gene.
He and his wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 2008, and had many happy holidays on the island of Mull and in Donegal.
Mr Craik is survived by wife Mary, their three children and eight grandchildren, Ciaran, Leila, Rogan, Sophie, Hannah, Lucy, Phoebe and Miranda.