BROADCASTER and journalist Nick Sheridan has passed away aged 32.

Sheridan is known for presenting Drivetime, Lunchtime Live, Good Morning Scotland, Seven Days and The Sunday Show on the BBC. He previously worked for STV and RTÉ in Dublin.

BBC Scotland communications team announced his passing on Twitter/X with a tribute by the head of news and current affairs at BBC Scotland, Gary Smith.

Smith said: "We're devastated to hear the news our colleague and friend Nick Sheridan, has died. Nick has been a wonderful colleague. He was a hugely talented journalist, presenter and author – and one of those rare people who light up the lives of everyone around them.

"Our hearts go out to his parents, his partner and to all his family and friends."

The National columnist Kirsty Strickland paid tribute. She said: "Absolutely heartbreaking news.

"Nick was such a huge talent. He was a good man - always wickedly funny and unfailingly kind. Sending love to all of his friends, family and colleagues at this awful time."

BBC journalist Elle Duffy said: "The most devastating news. Nick was one of the most welcoming and talented people I’ve ever worked with. He worked with me on some of my very first programmes and was up for any challenge. 

"The newsroom won’t be the same without him. RIP."

SNP MP Stewart McDonald said he was "shocked to learn of Nick’s death", going on: "He was a lovely, funny guy and a brilliant journalist with a promising career ahead of him. Awful news - my sympathies to his loved ones, friends and colleagues."

Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar also reacted to the news on social media, writing: "This is absolutely heartbreaking news. Nick was a phenomenally talented young journalist, well-liked and with a bright future ahead of him.

"My thoughts are with his family, friends and all his colleagues at the BBC."