A weekly press photographer who also worked on national newspapers has died at the age of 64 after losing his battle against prostate cancer.
He first joined the Reformer in the 1970s but his talents were soon recognised by the nationals where he covered numerous events which made the news across the UK and internationally.
Brian returned to the Reformer in 2007 but passed away in the early hours of Boxing Day after being diagnosed with prostate cancer last year.
Reformer editor Kenny Smith told the paper: “Brian was the public face on the Rutherglen Reformer, attending so many events throughout the year to take pictures at schools, churches, sports events, theatre rehearsals, and so many other occasions.
“When my colleague Douglas Dickie and I interviewed Brian ahead of his return the Reformer, we were impressed by his passion for not only our paper, but the whole community. Brian wanted the best for Rutherglen and Cambuslang at all times.
“Brian was always someone you could rely upon to give you a sound, balanced opinion, and was always full of ideas for features and stories we could do in the paper. He was far more than our photographer.
“As well as being committed to his work, Brian was also a devoted family man. He was so proud of each of his three children, and his grandchildren, on whom he doted.
“Brian’s love of family was summed up in December, when we ran a feature on our area’s favourite Christmas song. His choice was Driving Home For Christmas, a song about being with family during the festive season. That summed him up perfectly.
“His level of commitment was second to none – whether a job was at 7am or 10pm, he would do it without a quibble, always wanting to do what was best for the paper.“I know that Brian was proud to work for the Reformer, and we were proud to not only call him a colleague, but a friend.
“Our thoughts are with his beloved wife Annette, son Christopher, and daughters Annette and Julie, and their families, at this time.”