Take The High Road star Gwyneth Guthrie dies at 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 

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

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.’

Fans soon paid tribute, with Twitter users writing: ‘Properly upset that Gwyneth Guthrie, aka Mrs Mack from TAKE THE HIGH ROAD has died…

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

‘She was one of the main inspirations for my creation Primrose Hildebrand. She played such a monstrous character – the sharpest of battleaxes… Och! Marvellous role for someone nothing at all like her character… 

‘So sad to hear of the passing of the irrepressible Gwyneth Guthrie. A truly lovely woman who always had a smile on her face and a special place in so many people’s hearts. RIP Mrs Mack Heart suit…   

‘Sad news about Gwyneth Guthrie. Lucky enough to have worked with her a good few times over the years. She was really lovely…

‘There are 1520 episodes of Take the High Road and her character Mrs Mack is the first thing people always mention. Filming with her in Luss was a riot.’

Pained: Fans soon paid tribute, with Twitter users writing: ‘Properly upset that Gwyneth Guthrie, aka Mrs Mack from TAKE THE HIGH ROAD has died’

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