Linlithgow based photographer Gordon Jack dies during wedding rehearsals

Breaking news - Linlithgow photographer dies
Breaking news - Linlithgow photographer dies

Local freelance photographer Gordon Jack of Scotimage based in Linlithgow has died in hospital after suffering a fall during the wedding rehearsal of Andy Murray to Kim Sears in Dunblane.

The 47-year-old photographer became unwell as press and the public gathered outside Dunblane Cathedral.

Gordon was taken to hospital shortly before 5pm on Friday, but died today (Saturday afternoon).

Mr Jack could be seen falling as the photographers took pictures of Murray who walked outside the cathedral meeting and greeting hundreds of well-wishers that had turned out on to the streets of Dunblane to greet the tennis champ in his home town.

The Scottish Ambulance Service and a Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crew from Dunblane attended the incident around 4.38pm.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “I can confirm that we received a call to the cathedral and have taken a patient to hospital.”

Mr Jack was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert where he is understood to have been placed in a medically induced coma before passing away.

Gordon was a ‘well kent’ face locally and across West Lothian. He had worked at the highest level as an editorial/pr photographer since 1997 . His work has taken him all over the world in pursuit of his passion, supplying images and stories to publications worldwide.

Diversifying into wedding and studio photography from 2002, he was one of the first photographers to introduce documentary style for wedding couples resulting in a relaxed informal account of their big day.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon took time out to tweet a message of condolence to Gordon’s family.