Newspaperman, Shaw, Dies, Aged 103

One of Scotland’s most distinguished newspapermen, Angus Shaw, has died, at the age of 103, in Erskine Hospital.

In an obituary in The Herald, it says: “From the 1920s, Shaw reported on some of the most dramatic news stories of the past century, while on the staff of Lord Kemsley’s Evening Times in Glasgow. As if that were not enough, he took part in one of those dramas himself, going through the Arctic hell of the wartime Allied convoys seeking to bring help to Russia in the fight against the Nazis.”

His daughter, Winnie Shaw – a member of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame – played golf for the UK and, as an accomplished tennis player, reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.