It is with the greatest sadness that the Council of the Society must announce the death of our friend, long-standing member and Treasurer, Dr. Tom Clackson.  Tom was cycling to the Botanic Gardens on Sunday 27th September 2015 to help with our Sun over the Botanics outreach event when he collapsed.  The best efforts of the Park Rangers, Scottish Ambulance Service and The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital could not revive him.  We have lost a dear friend, enthusiastic and exceptionally valued Council member and an expert in so many things astronomical.  Tom's funeral will be held at 10.30 am on Tuesday 13th October at Clydebank Crematorium, Mountblow Road, Clydebank G81 4SL.  Our thoughts are with Tom's wife Anne at this difficult time.