A binman and actor who died of meningitis has been commemorated in a production by his friends at Dundee Rep.
Scott Petrie contracted the illness in November while rehearsing for The Middle O’ Nowhere — A Bothy Haunting. The production was staged between February 4-9.
However, Scott’s fellow cast members ensured he was there in spirit by paying tribute to him at the end of every show – including last Saturday’s final performance, when his wife Darlene and 21 other family members and friends were present.
Gary Robertson, who wrote the play, was a close friend of Scott’s and said: “We worked together and he was in one of our previous performances called The Scaffies.”
Gary added: “Scott would have been chuffed the play was a success. He was the most genuine, friendliest guy you could meet. His illness was very sudden. He’d been rehearsing on a Tuesday and felt a bit unwell with cold-like symptoms.
“He didn’t think much of it and neither did we. But by the weekend he was very ill and didn’t pull through.”
Darlene thanked all those involved in the tributes.