Death of Angus photographer Jim Ratcliffe

The late Jim Ratcliffe pictured here with his wife Sheila.
The late Jim Ratcliffe pictured here with his wife Sheila.

The Arbroath Herald is sad to report the passing of well-known Angus photographer Jim Ratcliffe.

A long-standing Arbroath resident, over several decades Mr Ratcliffe was a familiar and welcome sight at photocalls in his role as a photographer.

It is understood that Mr Ratcliffe passed away at Roxburghe House last night (Wednesday).

Over the years he has worked with all of the newspapers operating in Angus, including the Herald.

A very community-minded man, Mr Ratcliffe was deeply involved with a number of local groups including the Rotary Club of Arbroath and the Abbey Theatre Club.

On a personal note, Jim had many friends in journalism. It was always a good sign when one saw that Jim was already on site for a job and we always looked forward to having a catch up and a chat afterwards. He will be deeply missed by all of us at Angus County Press.

Our condolences to his family.