TRIBUTES have poured in after broadcaster and journalist Nick Sheridan passed away at 32 years old after a short illness. 

Sheridan is known for presenting Drivetime, Lunchtime Live, Good Morning Scotland, Seven Days and The Sunday Show on the BBC. He previously worked for STV and RTÉ in Dublin.

The BBC Scotland communications team announced his passing on Twitter/X with a tribute by the head of news and current affairs at BBC Scotland, Gary Smith.

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Tributes from politicians from across the political spectrum have poured in.

First Minister Humza Yousaf described it as "very sad news".

He added in a tweet: "My thoughts are with Nick’s friends and family at what will be an incredibly difficult time. Nick was a talented journalist and author and will be greatly missed."

Former first minister Nicola Sturgeon reacted to the news, writing: "So terribly sad to read this. It is truly awful. Nick was young, talented, vivacious, and full of potential. What a horrible, senseless loss. My thoughts are with his family, colleagues and many friends."

SNP MP Stewart McDonald said he was "shocked to learn of Nick’s death", going on: "He was a lovely, funny guy and a brilliant journalist with a promising career ahead of him. Awful news - my sympathies to his loved ones, friends and colleagues."

Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar also reacted to the news on social media, writing: "This is absolutely heartbreaking news. Nick was a phenomenally talented young journalist, well-liked and with a bright future ahead of him.

"My thoughts are with his family, friends and all his colleagues at the BBC."

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross added: "This is terribly sad news. Nick was a superb journalist who embodied the best traditions of journalism. My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time."

Scores of further tributes have also poured in for Sheridan from those who knew and worked with him.

Connor Gillies, Scotland Correspondent for Sky News described him as a “uniquely talented” broadcaster, writer and journalist.

He added: “But above all a thoroughly decent, funny, thoughtful pal who was great fun.

“An absolute pleasure knowing Nick. He thought of everyone before himself. Will forever remember the outrageous antics on a night out.”

BBC journalist Elle Duffy said: "The most devastating news. Nick was one of the most welcoming and talented people I’ve ever worked with. He worked with me on some of my very first programmes and was up for any challenge.

"The newsroom won’t be the same without him. RIP."

Columnist Kirsty Strickland also paid tribute. She said: "Absolutely heartbreaking news.

"Nick was such a huge talent. He was a good man - always wickedly funny and unfailingly kind. Sending love to all of his friends, family and colleagues at this awful time."