today is Sep 27, 2022

James McIntosh, co-founder of The Lecht ski centre in Scotland, has died.

Mr McIntosh, known to many simply as ‘Tosh’, co-founded the Lecht in 1977 with three friends and went onto become its operations director.

“It is with great sadness that we have to share the passing of James McIntosh MBE, operations director and co-founder of the Lecht Ski Centre. The Lecht was James’ original idea and what has been created over the years since then is now quite amazing. He is known far and wide in the skiing community and will be greatly missed,” a statement from the centre says.

James McIntosh was awarded the MBE in 2017 for services to skiing and tourism in the north east of Scotland.