Gudrun Ure, the Scottish star of 1980s children's show Super Gran has died aged 98. 

Ms Ure won legions of fans for her portrayal of the granny who gained superpowers series after being struck by a magic ray  in the ITV.

Super Gran ran from 1985 through to 1987, and made Ms Ure a household name.  

Her death was confirmed by her niece Kate McNeill. 

As well as Super Gran, Mrs Ure appeared in a number of stage productions, radio plays and other TV shows, including starring opposite Orson Welles in a 1951 stage version of Shakespeare's Othello directed by the Hollywood star. 

Her niece remembered her as a "really kind" person who was happy to be recognised for her most famous role. 

Glasgow Times: Geoff Capes carrying actress Gudrun Ure Geoff Capes carrying actress Gudrun Ure (Image: Tyne Tees)

She added that when she last saw her aunt in December, the actress had enjoyed hearing that there were plans to reboot the TV show as a new film, and recalled the likes of George Best appearing on the programme. 

Ure was born on 12 March 1926 in the Campsie area to Allan and Lily Ure. She was the oldest of three children, and had outlived her two brothers. 

Although she enjoyed a lengthy career, her most famous role came aged 59, when she took on the part of Super Gran. 

Based on a series of books written by Forrest Wilson, the show was about Granny Smith and her super-powered adventures. 

She then uses her powers to protect the residents of Chiselton from a series of villains - most notably Scottish actor Iain Cuthbertson's scheming Scunner Campbell. 

The programme was hugely popular and was sold abroad to around 60 other countries. 

In 1985 it won an International Emmy award in the Children and Young People category. 

It also saw a host of diverse guests appear, including Billy Connolly, who also sang the programme's theme tune, comedian Spike Milligan, former Doctor Who Patrick Troughton and strongman champion Geoff Capes. 

Her niece todl the BBC: "She had a very memorable voice. I remember my husband was watching Casualty one night, and I went 'that's Gudrun' as soon as I heard the voice." 

Ure was married for over 40 years to John Ramsay, who died in 2008. The couple had a stepson, Gordon. 

She lived in London and died at her home.