Obituary: Dolores O’Riordan, troubled lead singer for Irish rock band The Cranberries

Dolores O’Riordan, singer. Born: 6 September, 1971 in Ballybricken, Republic of Ireland. Died: 15 January, 2018, in London, aged 46.

Jim Watson

Obituary: Jim Watson, artist who drew unforgettable characters for classic British comics

Jim Watson, artist. Born: Cellardyke, Fife, 21 July, 1932. Died: Cellardyke, 6 December 2017, aged 85.

Tony Calder, right, and  Andrew Loog Oldham in 1965.  (Photo by William H. Alden/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Obituary: Tony Calder, music industry executive and publicist

Tony Calder, music executive and publicist. Born: 27 June 1943, Surbiton, London. Died: 2 January 2018, Chelsea, London, aged 74.

Prof Archie Duncan

Obituary: Prof Archie Duncan, eminent Scottish historian

Professor Archibald Alexander McBeth Duncan. Born 17 October 1926, Pitlochry. Died 20 December, 2018, aged 91.

Russell Leather

Obituary: Russell Leather, electrical engineer and chairman of the Gannochy Trust

Russell Leather, who died peacefully on Christmas Day aged 93, made an exceptional contribution to public life in Scotland. This derived from his extensive work with the Gannochy Trust, of which he was a trustee for 40 years, the last 17 years as chairman until 2008. He also made a major contribution during his career with the electronics company Ferranti.

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence. Picture: Allsport UK /Allsport

Obituary: Tommy Lawrence, goalkeeping stalwart of Bill Shankly’s great Liverpool side

Thomas Johnstone Lawrence, former Scotland international goalkeeper. Born 14 May, 1940, in Dailly, Ayrshire. Died 10 January, 2018, in Warrington, aged 77.

Alex Green

Obituary: Alex Green, man with traditional music at his fingertips

Alex Green, tin whistle player and master of traditional Scottish music. Born: 1 May, 1930, in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire. Died: 22 December, 2017, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, aged 87.

Robert Maxtone Graham

Obituary: Robert Maxtone Graham, entrepreneurial laird’s son who loved a good party

Robert Mungo Maxtone Graham, entrepreneur, genealogist and socialite. Born: 1931 in London. Died: 3 December, 2017, aged 86.

Rev Alan Ross

Obituary: Alan Ross, Church of Scotland minister, accountant

Alan Ross, a retired minister of the Church of Scotland died suddenly on 3 December while on holiday with his wife Kay in Cyprus.

Lady Ross

Obituary: Elma Ross, widow of long-serving Secretary of State for Scotland Willie Ross, Lord Ross of Marnock

Elizabeth Jane Elma Ross, nee Aitkenhead, was born on 6 March, 1923 in Sydney, Australia. The family had emigrated from Girvan but were to return to Ayrshire before too long to assist her father who needed help running a butcher shop during the general strike. They settled in Alloway, eventually owning and running what is now the Brig O Doon hotel.

Jim Baikie, bandleader

Obituary: Jim Baikie, the life and soul of the Edinburgh dance band scene

James Robert Baikie, lecturer, entertainer and bandleader. Born: 30 November 1933 in Ajmer, India. Died: 20 December, 2017, in Edinburgh, aged 84.

Gavin Stamp

Obituary: Professor Gavin Stamp, Private Eye’s Piloti and a tireless campaigner for preserving historic buildings

Professor Gavin Mark Stamp Hon FRIAS Hon FRIBA FSA, architectural historian and critic. Born: 15 March, 1948, in Bromley, London. Died 30 December, 2017, in Camberwell, London, aged 69.

Jim Baikie celebrating a birthday with family members

Obituary: Jim Baikie, Orkney-born artist who conquered world of comics

James George Baikie, artist. Born: Island of Hoy, Orkney, 28 February 1940. Died: Orkney, 29 December 2017, aged 77

Andrew Houston

Obituary: Andrew Houstoun, Soldier, farmer, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Angus, councillor and JP

Andrew Beatty Houstoun OBE MC DL, soldier and farmer. Born: 15 October, 1922 in Sachel Court, West Sussex. Died: 16 December, 2017, Dundee, aged 95

Archie Rennie

Obituary: Archie Rennie, public servant

Archibald Louden Rennie, CB, LLD, FDSRCS. Born: 4 June, 1924 in Guardbridge, Fife. Died: 16 November, 2017 in Leven, Fife, aged 93.

Priscilla Lorimer

Obituary: Priscilla Lorimer, tireless worker for the community wherever she lived

Priscilla Johnston Lorimer, community activist. Born 3 February, 1926 in Sedbergh, Cumbria. Died 17 November, 2017 in Strathtummel, aged 91.

Bob Tait in 2010 (Picture: Jane Barlow)

Obituary: Bob Tait, writer and intellectual

Robert Tait, writer and intellectual: Born 23 January 1943 in Kilmarnock; died 21 December 2017, aged 74.

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Pat Hiddleston

Obituary: Pat Hiddleston, educationalist, mathematician, consultant and adviser

Pat Hiddleston, educationalist and mathematician. Born: 9 May, 1933 in Troon, Ayrshire. Died: 8 December, 2017 in Edinburgh, aged 84.

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Ramon Regalado (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Obituary: Ramon Regalado, Bataan Death March survivor

A man who survived the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March and symbolised the thousands of unheralded Filipinos who fought alongside American forces during the Second World War has died. He was 100.

Donnie MacKenzie

Obituary: Donnie MacKenzie, cattle breeder and shinty official

Donnie MacKenzie, cattle breeder and camanachd president. Born: 13 October 1932 in Fort Augustus. Died: 16 December 2018 in Fort William, aged 86.

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