Tributes have poured in after a 'legendary' Glasgow writer has passed away. 

Jack McLean, who wrote several books such as The Sporting Urban Voltaire, reportedly died early this morning. 

The news was seemingly confirmed on X, previously known as Twitter. 

Former First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, led tributes to the former journalist as she wrote: "A Southside legend indeed. RIP the great Jack McLean."

Former SNP Glasgow councillor Mhairi Hunter added: "Sad news. Jack McLean was a real southside institution. RIP."

Another person wrote: "Sorry to hear that ‘The Urban Voltaire’ Jack McLean has passed away. He was the definition of the word ‘character’ and a first class writer."

While a further added: "Jack McLean has died. He was a Glasgow institution. A sometimes controversial writer, but one who definitely made an impact. His name will be remembered long after. Thoughts with his family and friends."