Cumnock Juniors paid a special tribute on Saturday to the man known to many as ‘Mr Cumnock’.

Players from Cumnock and visitors Kilbirnie Ladeside, and supporters and officials of both clubs, observed a minute’s silence before their West of Scotland Football League Premier Division fixture, in memory of Jim ‘Buller’ Reid, who died on December 24.

The visitors brought their own banner to the match at Townhead Park with the message ‘R.I.P. Buller’.

Jim was well known for his charity work, his after dinner speeches and his earnest and enthusiastic support of sports clubs, from indoor bowling to football, across Ayrshire.

Jim’s daughter, Kirsty Reid, previously told the Chronicle: “We are all heartbroken of the passing of our dad, husband, papa, brother and friend. Our dad was a huge personality. Our dad was Mr Cumnock.

Described as “one of life’s good guys” who “always stole the show”, Jim was also a dedicated family man, and leaves behind a wife, children and grandchildren.

A representative from Cumnock Juniors said: “The club were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Buller Reid on Christmas Eve.

“Buller was, and will remain, an absolute legend and will never be forgotten by all who met him.

“Such was the measure of the man that supporters of our opponents on Saturday, Kilbirnie Ladeside, not only joined with everyone in the ground in observing a minute’s silence but they also unfurled a banner; their own tribute to Jim ‘Buller’ Reid.”

Cumnock paid the best tribute they could to Buller by winning the match 2-1, thanks to goals from Jordan Moore and Callan Veitch.

The RAD Hotel Group man of the match on Saturday was Ruaridh McIntyre.

The club would also like to thank everyone who bought tickets for the Christmas prize draw.