Andy Gallagher, who has died aged 64, was a revolutionary from a young age.
He was a member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) in Scotland and then in west London.
In the 1990s he was a member of Hammersmith and Paddington branches.
Andy was born and brought up in Glasgow. His father was a railway worker and he worked in manual jobs after leaving school.
He gained a degree in history as a mature student.
Andy moved back to Scotland and lived in Stirling.
He took up painting, studied art history and enjoyed spending time with his two grandchildren. Andy was a lifelong supporter of Celtic Football Club.
Andy had some health problems recently and died on 22 October after a short illness.