A community stalwart has died playing the game he loved.
Ronald Duguid, 83, was playing lawn bowls at Millbank and Tillyfourie Bowling Club in Sauchen, earlier this month when he suffered a heart attack and died.
The dad-of-three, who was born in Menmuir near Brechin and later lived in Echt and Danestone.
He trained as a joiner after leaving Banchory Academy before joining the Gordon Highlanders.
Mr Duguid spent his working life as a joiner until retiring in 1992.
A respected volunteer at the bowling club, he helped maintain the lawn alongside his secretarial duties, having taken up the sport 20 years ago.
He used his joinery skills to repair the club’s roof and install new seating.
Also a big football fan, Mr Duguid spent many years as Echt AFC’s groundsman before stepping down from the role in 2008.
He married Mabel in Stonehaven in 1965, the pair playing cards together at the Dunecht Whist Club before later moving to Aberdeen.
He leaves Mabel, 80, and children Grant, 53, Alan, 52, and Elaine, 48, as well as siblings Ian, Eric, Moira, Hector, Leonard and the late Gordon.
Grant told the Evening Express: “My Dad took up bowls about 20 years ago and he was very good at it.
“He loved to talk about bowls and chat with other players.
“At first people thought he had fallen over, but it became quickly apparent he had suffered a massive heart attack and there was nothing anyone could do to save him.
“He died playing the game he loved.”
Around 170 people attended Mr Duguid’s funeral at Echt Parish Church on Friday.
His family asked for donations to be made in his memory to the Cardiology Ward 109 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, with more than £800 raised for the department.