The widow of a life-long Dons fan has thanked supporters as they prepare to pay tribute to him at Saturday’s Scottish Cup final.
Gordon MacBeath, 45, lost his battle with cancer in February – five years after being diagnosed.
Even while he was undergoing treatment for the disease the dad-of-two was still a regular at Dons matches at home and away.
Now his widow Haley will travel to Hampden with the Strathspey and Badenoch supporters club to pay tribute to him.
The club has made special scarves with Gordon’s name on them and a seat has been kept for him at the cup final.
Hayley, of Grantown-of-Spey, said: “It will be hard to go down on Saturday without him.
“I felt this was a great way to honour him – he would have been delighted about it.
“He was a life-long Aberdeen fan and would go through to Pittodrie as a boy for games.
“His dad was a fan and that is why he supported them.
“Even when he was going through chemotherapy he would still go to the games – he was very brave.”
Rob Clark, secretary of the supporters club, said fans will raise their scarves in honour of Gordon during the final against Celtic.
He said: “I grew up with Gordon and we went to all the matches together, including the cup finals.
“We got 58 scarves made and only have four left.
“We had them at the semi-final and want to take them with us to the final.
“With the money we made from them we are going to buy Gordon’s two children Aberdeen tops, and the rest of the money we will give to the Aberdeen Community Trust.”
Hayley added: “I didn’t go down to the semi-final but I kept in touch with everyone and I knew they were all thinking about Gordon.
“I want to thank everyone at the supporters club for what they have done, and want to wish Aberdeen good luck in the final on Saturday.”