DUMBARTON Football Club have announced the sad death of one of their directors Callum Hosie.

In a statement posted on the club's website this afternoon (Tuesday), director Alan Findlay said: "It is with very deep sadness that we announce that Dumbarton FC director Callum Hosie, has died.

"All connected with Dumbarton FC — staff, directors, players, the trust and fellow supporters — send their deepest sympathies and condolences to Callum's family and to his many friends at this extremely difficult time.

"Callum will be missed by everyone connected to the club, and by the large number of people who knew and valued him in his neighbourhood and well beyond.

"Further details regarding funeral and memorial arrangements will be notified in due course."

Callum and his son Andrew bought the majority shareholding in Dumbarton from Neil Rankine in 2007 and formed Brabco 736 Ltd. The company still holds 75 per cent of the club’s shares.

Callum Hosie remained a director of Brabco, while Colin Hosie, his cousin, is the club’s vice-chairman, having previously held the role of chairman.