Ubiquitous Chip restaurateur dies

THE chef and owner of the Ubiquitous Chip restaurant, Ronnie Clydesdale, has died. He was 74.

The Glasgow restaurateur had suffered a fall 17 months ago that left him paralysed from the shoulders down. Although he had been able to return home from hospital, he suffered a stroke and pneumonia and died in hospital on Saturday.

The Ubiquitous Chip is credited with launching a revolution in Scots cuisine. Ian Brown, the head chef for 21 years, said yesterday: "With Ronnie's death, I have lost a friend, mentor, boss and ally, all at the same time."