Tributes have been paid to Scottish music presenter and promoter Ewan Macleod, who has passed away, aged 48.

The DJ and TV presenter died suddenly in Bearsden last Thursday.

Following an early career as a talent scout in London, McLeod returned to Glasgow to present Chart Bite, a popular STV music show in the mid-1990s.

He also worked as a music writer for the Sunday Mail, before helping win the Central Scotland radio licence for Beat 106 alongside the likes of DF Concerts’ Stuart Clumpas, The List’s publisher Robin Hodge, TV’s Carol Smillie, and footballer Ally McCoist.

And as well as working with independent Scottish record label and publishing company, Influx music, he also put together plans for a ‘Scottish Music Hall of Fame‘ situated on the Clydeside close to the new Transport Museum, as well as the connected series of ‘Pop The Question‘ music quizzes.

According to Daily Record reports, his life’s goal had been to “put Scotland on the map”.

Owner of The Garage and Cathouse nightclubs Donald MacLeod, paid tribute, saying: “Ewan was one of Scotland’s glitterati and played that part in full with some of his mad outfits.

“He was very much part of the contemporary music scene back in the day. It’s a tragedy and my condolences go out to his family.

“Scottish music’s community at large will miss Ewan. He tried very hard to put Scotland’s music scene on the map.”

Another facet to McLeod’s career was working as a music lecturer, and Richy Muirhead, founder of the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, said: “He was always a joy to be around and someone who really encouraged me to be ambitious and grown the SAMAs.”

Ewan McLeod’s death was confirmed by a police spokesperson, who said they were made aware of the sudden death of a 48-year-old man at a property in Bearsden, Glasgow around 10.30am on Thursday (December 17).

A police spokesman said: “We were made aware of the sudden death of a 48-year-old man at a property in Bearsden around 10.30am on Thursday.

“The death is being treated as unexplained but non-suspicious.”