Well known Arbroath man dies

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AN ARBROATH man who was a former head of news at BBC Scotland, and well known for his work with the Hospitalfield Trust, has died at the age of 65.

Ken Cargill, who had been living near the town, had been ill for sometime.

Mr Cargill (65) was born in Arbroath and educated at Arbroath High School before studying at Edinburgh University.

After graduating in 1972, he became a researcher in television current affairs in Glasgow for the BBC before being promoted and holding many positions.

In 1983 he became editor of the day for Reporting Scotland and between 1994 and 1999 held the position of head of radio, TV news and current affairs at BBC Scotland.

In 2009, Mr Cargill became the chairman of the Hospitalfield Trust and just last month was awarded the Patrick Allan-Fraser of Hospitalfield award for instilling a new vision and direction for the Arbroath-based arts, culture and heritage charity.

He also served on the governing body of the University of Abertay Dundee and was made an Honorary Fellow by that institution earlier this year.