TODAY will see the funeral of a multi-talented Wee County musician whose love of the art was "infectious and inspirational".

Ian Grinly sadly passed away at the age of 88 on Friday, April 22, at his Tillicoultry home.

Widely known throughout Clacks, Ian was a very active musician over the years, conducting and accompanying several choirs and singing groups.

These included the Mar Singers, the Claremont Singers and the Devonvale Choir while he was also an organist at Tillicoultry Parish and Tulliallan churches.

Before the outbreak of coronavirus, the musician performed regularly at West Lodge Gardens housing with care complex as a solo pianist.

He was also a member of the Accordion and Fiddle Club in Thornhill and more recently, he accompanied a group called Wee Three with Viv Fairchild and Ewart McAuslane.

The trio performed for several organisations, including senior citizens clubs in Sauchie and Tillicoultry.

Viv said: "Ian was a massive musical talent whose love of music was infectious and inspirational.

"His wealth of experience was immediately evident during rehearsals and performance.

"Although modest, he was also a great showman and entertainer.

"Always dapper, he brought real star quality to any show we did.

"He will be sadly missed by all of us."

Ian was born in Alloa in 1932 and started his musical journey as a boy soprano who was later trained in piano and accompaniment at the Academy of Music in Glasgow.

He married his wife Val in 1960 and together they ran ballroom dancing classes at their then home in Claremont. The classes later moved to Alloa Town Hall.

Sadly, Val passed away in 2006 and they had no children.

Ian, who used to work at Clackmannanshire Council's finance department, continued with his love of music thereafter, performing around the Wee County.

His funeral will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, May 12, at Sunnyside Cemetery in Alloa.