Take The High Road star Gwyneth Guthrie dies aged 84


Take The High Road star Gwyneth Guthrie dies aged 84: Scottish actress passes away ‘peacefully’ surrounded by loved ones at her home

  • Tributes flooded in for the actress, who played Mrs Mack in the long-running soap, after her family confirmed she died on Tuesday 
  • The soap ran for 23 years from 1980 on Scottish Television and last year episodes started being uploaded to the STV Player 
  • Bobby Hain, managing director of broadcast at STV, paid tribute to the actress. He said: ‘We at STV are so saddened to hear the news about Gwyneth Guthrie 


Take The High Road star Gwyneth Guthrie has passed away at 84. 

Tributes flooded in for the actress, who played Mrs Mack in the long-running soap, after her family confirmed she died on Tuesday.

The soap ran for 23 years from 1980 on Scottish Television and last year episodes started being uploaded to the STV Player.

Tragic: Take The High Road star Gwyneth Guthrie has passed away at 84

Tragic: Take The High Road star Gwyneth Guthrie has passed away at 84 

Her family said: ‘It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our amazing mum, Gwyneth Guthrie. She passed peacefully on Tuesday November 9, at home and surrounded by her loving family. 

‘She will be playing to her next audience in heaven.’

Take The High Road was set in the fictional village of Glendarroch but filmed in Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond.

Heartache: Tributes flooded in for the actress, who played Mrs Mack in the long-running soap, after she died on Tuesday, her family confirmed

Heartache: Tributes flooded in for the actress, who played Mrs Mack in the long-running soap, after she died on Tuesday, her family confirmed

Bobby Hain, managing director of broadcast at STV, paid tribute to the actress. He said: ‘We at STV are so saddened to hear the news about Gwyneth Guthrie.

‘For 20 years, Gwyneth played the iconic character of Mrs Mack in Take The High Road, bringing her own wonderful comic timing and dramatic flair which made her beloved across the UK.

‘Our thoughts and sympathies are with her family at this sad time.’

Here she is! The sad news was revealed by family

Here she is! The sad news was revealed by family 

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