Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said:
"The STUC is shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Ian Bell, a true giant of Scottish journalism. Ian's career spanned a time of great industrial and social change in Scotland which he charted with passion, consummate skill and a profound understanding of the impact on working people and their communities. He will be very sadly missed"
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