Club sorrow at Bill’s death

Bill Dickie
Bill Dickie

MOTHERWELL FC are mourning the sudden death of vice-chairman Bill Dickie.

Mr Dickie, a former president of the Scottish Football Association and chairman of Motherwell between 2003 and 2008, was one of the longest-serving directors in Scottish football with more than 30 years of service. He died on Monday night.

A renowned architect, he ran his business from offices in Hamilton Road for many years.

Motherwell chief executive Leeann Dempster said: “Everyone is devastated by Bill’s sudden passing. He was one of those characters who was so bright and bubbly. His death has come as a great shock to everyone at Fir Park.

“Indeed, just last Saturday he was in and around the club for the Scottish Cup clash with Queen’s Park, being his usual self. He was being very positive about the team and the future of the club in his own unique style.”

Motherwell will have a tribute to Mr Dickie during Saturday’s SPL clash with Inverness Caley Thistle at Fir Park.