Former Scottish Tory chairman dies

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Lord Goold, the former chairman of the Scottish Conservative Party, died on Sunday at the age of 63, party officials said yesterday.

Chairman of the party from 1983 to 1989, James Goold was knighted in 1983 and was made a peer four years later. A former chairman of the CBI in Scotland, he also headed a major Glasgow building firm. He and his wife Sheena, who died in 1992, had three children. Raymond Robertson, the present Scottish Tory chairman, said last night: "Jim ... will be much missed by his many friends, not just in the Conservative Party but in the wider Scottish society." Lord Goold is thought to have died of lung cancer.