TRIBUTES have poured in after popular DJ and TV presenter was found dead in his Bearsden home.

Ewan Macleod died suddenly on Thursday aged 48, the Daily Record reported.

The prominent figure in Scotland's music industry is said to have "put Scotland on the map". He was behind the launch of a radio venture backed by Rangers legend Ally McCoist and presented STV's Chart Bite in Glasgow.

Later he co-headed a scheme to help give teenagers a chance to break into the music industry and to tackle inequality, Behind the Noise.

Donald MacLeod, who owns Glasgow nightclubs, told the Record: “Ewan was one of Scotland’s glitterati and played that part in full with some of his mad outfits.

"He was a character and if there was an event on he would be there.

“He was very much part of the contemporary music scene back in the day. It’s a tragedy and my condolences go out to his family.

“Scottish music’s community at large will miss Ewan. He tried very hard to put Scotland’s music scene on the map.”