Ted Kidd dies, aged 77

ONE of Scotland’s longest-serving journalists, until his retirement two years ago, has died, aged 77.

It’s understood Ted Kidd died yesterday, peacefully at home, following a period of poor health.

His career began in 1956 and it is believed that, among his many major achievements, he was the only journalist to cover every single day of Lord Cullen’s inquiry into the Piper Alpha oil rig tragedy of 1988 – which lasted 180 days. He  covered it for all the national media after leaving the Daily Record.

Update: The funeral is taking place at Mastrick Parish Church, Aberdeen, on Tuesday, August 20 at 11am, and thereafter to the city’s Hazlehead Cemetery. An euology will be delivered at the service by former Daily Record staffer, Bob Dow.