Tributes have today been paid to a North-east motorcylist who died following a crash with a car.
Douglas Lawie, 47, died following a collision on the A92 just north of Inverkeilor in Angus at 5.25pm on Sunday.
Mr Lawie, from Inverurie, was on his motorbike when it was in collision with a blue BMW 1 series. Police and the ambulance service, including an air ambulance, attended the scene.
Both the driver of the car and Mr Lawie were taken to Ninewells Hospital, but Mr Lawie later died.
The BMW driver was released from hospital following treatment for minor injuries.
Mr Lawie’s family said they are “devastated” at their loss.
A statement released through Police Scotland on behalf of Mr Lawie’s family said: “His partner, family, friends and colleagues are all devastated.”
Councillors who represent the Inverurie district said their thoughts are with Mr Lawie’s family and friends at this sad time.
Councillor Neil Baillie said: “I didn’t know the man or the circumstances, but it is tragic to hear about an incident where someone dies on our roads.
“It goes without saying that my heartfelt condolences at this time go to the family of the man killed in the incident. I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the crash to get in touch with the police to assist them with what happened.”
Fellow councillor Marion Ewenson added: “One of the priorities for roads has to be safety for bikers.
“It’s just dreadful, it’s just so sad.
“It’s devastating for the family – it’s not something people get over, so condolences to the family.”
Chairman of Inverurie Community Council Ron Reid was equally saddened to hear of the news.
He said: “It is very upsetting to hear about someone being killed on our roads.
“Losing anybody is tragic so I feel for the family and friends of the man at this tough time.”
In a separate incident, emergency services were called to the A96 at Cairnie between Huntly and Keith after a three-vehicle crash blocked the road yesterday.
A fire spokeswoman said crews were called to the crash involving an HGV and two cars to make the scene safe.
She added that the people in the vehicles were treated by the ambulance service.