Obituary: Bill Wilkie, master of Scottish accordion music played for prime ministers and with the stars

Bill Wilkie, MBE, musician, impresario, businessman. Born: 6 January, 1922 in Perth. Died: 1 May, 2017 in Perth, aged 95.

Very Rev James Weatherhead has died at the age of 86

Obituary: Very Rev James Weatherhead, former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

The Very Rev James Leslie Weatherhead, CBE, MA, LLB, DD. Born 1931 in Dundee. Died 20 May 2017, aged 86

Bond actor Sir Roger Moore has died at the age of 89. Picture: Getty

Obituary: Sir Roger Moore, actor best known for playing James Bond

Sir Roger Moore, actor best known for playing James Bond. Born: 14 October, 1927 in Stockwell, London. Died: 23 May, 2017, in Switzerland, aged 89.

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Obituary: Douglas Sinclair CBE, council chief executive, Cosla head and consumer champion

Douglas Sinclair CBE. Former Cosla chief executive, consumer and public spending watchdog chairman. Born: 28 January, 1946 in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. Died: 4 May, 2017 in St Andrews, aged 71

Hibs legend Eric Stevenson, who has died at the age of 74

Obituary: Eric Stevenson, Hibernian supporter who became club legend and Hall of Fame member

Eric Stevenson, former footballer. Born: 25 December, 1942 in Eastfield, Lanarkshire. Died: 17 May, 2017 in Dalkeith, Midlothian, aged 74.

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Fox News creator Roger Ailes has died at the age of 77. Picture: AP

Obituary: Roger Ailes, Fox News creator

Roger Ailes, media guru and political strategist. Born: 15 May, 1940 in Warren, Ohio. Died: 18 May, 2017 in Palm Beach, Florida, aged 77.

Hamish Davidson from Nairn competing in the hammering throwing at the Milk International Highland Games in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.

Obituary: Hamish Davidson, Highland Games heavyweight athlete

Hamish Davidson, athlete. Born: 25 May 1954 in Forres. Died: 12 May 2017 in Glasgow, aged 62

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Musician/actor Chris Cornell . Photo  Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Obituary: Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave lead singer dies at 52

Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at the age of 52, according to his representative.


Obituary: Robert Bartholomew, last surviving member of family who steered Edinburgh-based cartographers

Robert Bartholomew, map publisher. Born 11 January, 1927, in Duddingston, Edinburgh. Died 30 April 2017, in the Grange, Edinburgh, aged 90.

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Douglas Gllespie has died at the age of 64

Obituary: Douglas James Gillespie, surveyor, assessor, electoral registration officer and member of Lands Tribunal

Douglas James Gillespie, chartered surveyor, assessor, electoral registration officer, member of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland. Born: 12 March, 1952 in Stirling. Died: 17 February, 2017 in Inverness.

Michael Parks has died at the age of 77

Obituary: Michael Parks, actor who starred in films such as Kill Bill, Tusk and Grindhouse

Michael Parks, prolific character actor. Born: 24 April, 1940 in Corona, California. Died: 9 May, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, aged 77.

Bill Henderson has died at the age of 88

Obituary: Bill Henderson, English teacher and one of the leading Scottish publishers of his generation

William Gebbie Henderson, publisher and teacher. Born: 18 February, 1929 in Edinburgh. Died: 29 March, 2017 in Edinburgh, aged 88.

Lloyd Cotsen has died at the age of 88. Picture: AP

Obituary: Lloyd Cotsen, chairman of Neutrogena soap firm, collector and benefactor

Lloyd Cotsen, who made a fortune as chairman of the Neutrogena soap and cosmetics company and devoted millions to charity, died in Beverley Hills, California on 8 May. He was 88.

Francis Docherty campaigned tirelessly for the survivors of abuse.

Obituary: Frank Docherty, campaigner for survivors of abuse

Francis Crum Docherty, campaigner for survivors of abuse. Born: 25 May, 1944, in Glasgow. Died: 30 April, 2017, in East Kilbride, aged 72.


Obituary: The Rt Hon Lord Kirkwood, distinguished Scottish judge who never had a verdict overturned

Rt Hon Lord Kirkwood, judge. Born 8 June, 1932 in Edinburgh. Died 22 April, 2017 in Edinburgh, aged 84


Obituary: Anne Morrisy Merick, pioneering Vietnam War reporter

Anne Morrisy Merick, who successfully fought for equal treatment of female reporters during the Vietnam War, has died. She was 83. Morrisy Merick died on May 2 of complications from dementia in Naples, Florida, said her daughter Katherine Anne Engleke.


Obituary: Sandy Strang, English teacher, sportsman and lauded after-dinner speaker

Born: 9 May, 1951, in Glasgow. Died: 2 May, 2017, in Glasgow, aged 65.

Moray Watson in The Darling Buds of May. Picture:  ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Obituary: Moray Watson, veteran actor well known for role in The Darling Buds of May

Moray Watson, actor. Born: 25 June, 1928 in Sunningdale. Died: 2 May, 2017, in London, aged 88

Sir Ewen Fergusson

Obituary: Sir Ewen Fergusson, rugby international and diplomat

Sir Ewen Fergusson, GCMG, GCVO, Grand Officier, Legion d’Honneur, Scotland rugby international and diplomat. Born, 28 October, 1932, in Singapore. Died: 20 April, 2017, in Vaison-la-Romaine, Vaucluse, France, aged 84

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Obituary: Alexander Frickleton, Commando and remedial gymnast

Alexander Frickleton, Commando and remedial gymnast. Born: 16 January, 1919 in Slammanan, near Falkirk. Died: 21 March, 2017 in Ontario, Canada, aged 98.

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