The man who built and developed one of the country's oldest weekly newspapers, the Morpeth Herald, has died at the age of 84.
Jim Mackay, a leading figure and personality in the town, was both proprietor and editor of the Herald and devoted 64 years of his life to the business.
Jim MacKay was presented with a token from former Morpeth Mayor Tom Brown in 1974 to mark the 125th anniversary of the Morpeth Herald. Also in the picture is Mr MacKay's daughter Elizabeth
After serving in the RAF and demobbing at the end of the Second World War, he returned to the family newspaper and printing business and, handed a camera, was told to "get on with it".