Club News

Ron MacNeill

25th June 2019

Heart of Midlothian Football Club is in mourning today after the sudden passing of legendary club photographer Ron MacNeill.

An immensely popular figure, Ron was a well-known face at the club, attending both home and away matches for many years to snap the first team in action.

From taking pictures at press conferences to capturing imagery of academy sides and the Women’s team, no job was too big or too small for Ron.

A constant fixture in the Gorgie Suite at home games, Ron would go out of his way to photograph guests enjoying their afternoon out in hospitality, but not before “making the day” for hundreds of kids by taking pictures of the matchday mascots on the Tynecastle pitch.

Part of the fabric of this club, Ron was a lifelong Hearts supporter and was present when the Jambos lifted the Scottish Cup back in 1956.

Recognising his dedication and commitment to the club, he was presented with the Doc Melvin Award at the 2018 Player of the Year Awards, a moment that touched the proud yet incredibly humble man enormously.

The thoughts of everyone at Hearts are with his wife Janice and all of Ron’s family and friends and this very difficult time.