a WELL-KNOWN Angus man has died at the age of 46.
Neil John McLauchlan was born in Perth Royal Infirmary on November 9, 1964 and spent his early years living with his family in Coupar Angus.
After a move to Dundee at the age of four and some time spent at Downfield Primary the family moved to Forfar where Mr McLauchlan attended Langlands Primary School then Forfar Academy.
Six years later the family moved to Brechin and Mr McLauchlan completed his education at Brechin High where he excelled at English and history.
From high school he went on to study communications at Queen Margaret College where he graduated with a degree.
Mr McLauchlan became a well-respected documentary maker and he managed a team at Telegael.
He also worked with La Mancha to make documentaries about the second world war.
In addition, he worked on many productions for children, including translating the Teletubbies into Irish gaelic.
Mr McLauchlan had many hobbies and interests outside of work including amateur dramatics, playing the guitar and fishing.
He also had a passion for rock music and travelling.
He is survived by his parents Hamish and Margaret McLauchlan, his brothers Colin and Athole, his sisters-in-law Chris and Kathy and his nephews and nieces Jamie, Katherine, Johnny and Isabelle.
He is also survived by his partner Moe Honan whom he met in Edinburgh in 1994 and had lived with in Galway since 1996.