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his new ending s. oom of g News ord. rt said: ssed to being photographers out on the road. He would do the odd football game – and his pictures of Jinky Johnstone and Jock Stein showed he had an eye for sport – but news and showbiz were his thing.
“He loved mingling with the stars and had a story for every one of them, whether it was local talent or worldwide superstars. He treated them all the same. He had time for everyone and was an extremely sociable person, which helped put anyone he was photographing instantly at ease.
“He was hugely popular among his friends and colleagues and would always visit when we had moved down to London
He remained hugely enthusiastic about newspapers and supportive of his many friends in the industry, right up until his death last week after an illness.
Sunday Mail editor Brendan McGinty said: “Ronnie was a fantastic photographer, picture editor and a true newspaper person.
“He was also a very proud Glaswegian. Almost all of his best work was produced in Glasgow and his favourite artwork reflected his love of the city.
“Like most industries, there are rivalries within Scottish journalism and over the years the occasional childish squabble. But Ronnie rose above al l that. In retirement, he took genuine delight at seeing former colleagues doing well, wherever they plied their trade.
“It is tragic that his retirement was too short. But he leaves behind an incredible legacy thanks to the medium he loved.”
Ronnie is survived by brother Billy, sister Evelyn, partner Norman Campbell, hundreds of friends… and the lasting legacy of those thousands of wonderful photos. Ronnie’s funeral service will take place at Craigton Crematorium in Cardonald, Glasgow, on Monday, January 21, at 12.30pm.
LEGACY Ronnie’s battered metal case which held his archive of photographs