Reg McKay (15 July 1953 - 19 October 2009) was a Scottish journalist with the Daily Record newspaper. He was also a former Director of Social Work with Argyll and Bute Council and a former Director of the Action for Children charity. As well as writing crime fiction, he penned several best-selling true-crime books over ten years.
Reg's family moved from Keith (Aberdeenshire) to 7 Melness Place, Drumoyne, Glasgow c1967. He attended Govan High School, Glasgow, until 1971, when he matriculated at the University of Glasgow. Reg McKay had several top selling books before his death. McKay spent much of his life in Glasgow and spent his final years in Paisley, Renfrewshire, with his wife, Gerry, where he died from brain and lung cancer on 19 October 2009, aged 56.