AYR UNITED FC today are mourning the passing of club Hall of Famer Alex 'Dixie' Ingram at the age of 77. 

Ingram holds the prestigious position of being the clubs forth top goalscorer with 117 goals in all competitions for the Honest Men. 

He was made an honourary president of the club and inducted into the club's Hall of Fame in 2008 and immortalised in the clubs history. 

Director, Alan Murray said: “Alex joined the Board of Ayr United in 2008 bringing with him a vast amount of both football and business knowledge having successfully led Ingram Motoring Group for a number of years.

"There was always a presence when he walked into a room where everyone in football knew of him and for this he will forever be remembered.”

Fellow club director Willie Houston also commented on Alex's passing, "“I was very lucky to have known Alex and he encouraged me to join the Board at Ayr United.

"He was an immense figure as a player at Ayr and in the local business world. I will personally always be grateful to him for his support and his unwavering loyalty to the Club.”

Fans have also paid tribute to the man with June Peter saying, "A true gentleman, rest in peace." 

Alan Johnstone said, "Ayr feared nobody when 'Dixie' Ingram played.Think he would have amassed a record amount of yellow cards in the modern game though."

Everyone at the Ayr Advertiser's thoughts are with Alex’s wife Jean, son Malcolm, daughters Alison and Susan and all family and friends.