Sad to hear of the death of Iain Noble, the merchant banker who spent much of his life and personal fortune promoting Gaelic culture and fostering enterprise in the Western highlands. He funded the Gaelic College on Skye, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, as well as many other local businesses that - backed through his boutique banking group. His was the good face of capitalism and certainly a man who gave banking a good name.
Ben Thomson, who knew Sir Iain and recently retired as the head of The Noble group said of him:
"He was always looking to see how he could help develop a sector or develop something new based in Scotland.
"He was an inspiration to many about how you could develop Scottish companies. He was a great ideas man; he had lots of them, and threw himself into them all enthusiastically. Some of them were 50 years ahead of their time and still haven't come to see the light of day.
"He believed entirely in Scotland empowering itself ... that Scotland (would] thrive under its own steam."
There is a full report here in The Scotsman