Scotland

Funeral for football broadcaster Arthur Montford

Arthur Montford presented STV's Scotsport programme for 32 years
Image caption Arthur Montford presented STV's Scotsport programme for 32 years

A funeral service has been held for TV sports broadcaster Arthur Montford, who died last week at the age of 85.

Montford was best known for hosting more than 2,000 episodes of STV's Scotsport programme over a 32-year period from the late 1950s.

A private family service was held at at Clydebank Crematorium, followed by a memorial service at Bearsden Cross Church.

Hundreds, including many from the world of sport, turned out to pay tribute.

Montford, who was from Greenock and a lifelong Morton fan, began his career as a journalist and radio presenter before joining STV in 1957.

During his time on Scotsport, he became famous for his trademark sports jackets and classic lines such as "what a stramash!".

Image caption Greenock Morton manager Jim Duffy was among those at the service
Image caption Sally McNair worked on Scotsport with Montford in the early 80s
Image caption STV presenters John MacKay and Raman Bhardwaj leave the memorial service