One of Scotland's most successful referees, George Smith, has died at the age of 75. 

George, who retired as a Referee Observer in October 2018, was a registered Class One referee for 21 seasons, and a FIFA referee for 15. 

Naturally, Smith was in charge of some extremely high profile fixtures throughout his incredible career, including three Scottish Cup finals, two League Cup finals, and more than 40 International appointments. 

The Edinburgh-born official was selected for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, and took charge of some notable European Cup fixtures, including Malmo v Ajax in the quarter final second leg in 1987. 

The thoughts of everyone at the Scottish FA are with George's family and friends. Scottish refereeing has lost one of it's outstanding individuals in recent times.