Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Funeral arrangements made for north-east community stalwart

Post Thumbnail

Funeral arrangements have been made for a north-east community stalwart who died last week.

Roger Goodyear, the “driving force” behind the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival at Portsoy, died peacefully at Roxburghe House in Aberdeen after being diagnosed with cancer weeks earlier.

Friends and colleagues described the 74-year-old as an “exceptionally kind-hearted man” and organisers vowed that this year’s boat festival would serve as an homage to him.

Mr Goodyear will be laid to rest on Friday at Portsoy Cemetery, following a celebration of his life at the town’s Church of Scotland at 1.30pm.

He leaves behind his wife June and children Adrian, Gavin, Jill and John, along with six grandchildren.

People who wish to make donations have been asked to pledge their support to Roxburghe House and Maggie’s Centre in Aberdeen at the church door.

Mr Goodyear lived in the region for more 25 years and was responsible for expanding the Portsoy Boat Festival into the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival.

The father-of-four began helping with proceedings at the annual maritime celebration in 2000 and oversaw its growth into an international event.

He was co-chairman of Portsoy Community Enterprise, and also led the Banffshire Tourism Partnership before joining the board of Visit Aberdeenshire when the groups merged.

Mr Goodyear’s efforts at promoting the region to the rest of the world were recognised in 2015 when he was made an MBE for his services to tourism in Banffshire.

Already a subscriber? Sign in