Football fans are to hold a minute of applause as a tribute to a Dons fan.
Friends and colleagues of Scotty Ross, who sadly died earlier this month aged just 41, have organised the tribute to take place in the 41st minute of the Aberdeen v St Johnstone game tomorrow.
Scotty, who worked for Aberdeen City Council, was a huge Aberdeen FC fan and travelled up and down the country to watch the team play.
Scotty, from Woodside, passed away on Sunday, February 7, after suffering from double pneumonia.
Scotty leaves behind his parents Frank, 70, and Pat, 65, brothers Graham and Mark and nine-year-old daughter Alana.
Friend and colleague Evan Alexander, 40, from Northfield, has helped to organise Saturday’s tribute.
One of Evan’s last memories of Scotty is when they went to watch the Dons in Perth.
Today, paying tribute to his friend, Evan said: “I didn’t realise how ill he was.
“I think that’s why it’s hit me so hard.
“It’s never going to be the same going to a football game ever again.”
He added: “He was the most generous person I’ve ever met.
“Scotty always had a smile for everyone and he was a staunch Don, probably the biggest fan I knew.
“He’s only missed one game this season home and away. He was a Red Army member through and through.”
Speaking of the minute’s applause, Evan said: “It’s the least we can do for him.”
Aberdeen FC has confirmed an announcement about the applause will be made to the crowd before tomorrow’s game.
A spokesman for Aberdeen FC said: “It’s obviously very sad when fans pass away.
“We’re delighted the fans are responding and I’m sure there will be a great round of applause for Scotty.”
Evan added: “Everyone at work will really miss him.
“There was a great turnout at his funeral.”