Skye’s Leopard man dies

tom-leppardThomas Woolridge, better known as the Leopard Man, has died at the age of 80.

Mr Woolridge — also known as Tom Leppard — was as English-born ex-soldier who covered his body with leopard-like tattoos and was for many years the world’s most tattooed man. He was also recognised as the most tattooed senior citizen.

From 1987 until 2008 he lived in a small shelter he built for himself on Skye before moving to a house on the island, and latterly, a care home in Inverness, where he died on Sunday 12th June.