A popular bus driver who was among five people who died in a horror road crash is to be remembered during a tribute at a football match.
Three women, a man and a four-year-old boy died in the crash between a minibus and a Nissan X-Trail 4×4 on the A96 between Huntly and Keith on Thursday night, and five other people were injured.
Ted Reid, 63, Evalyn Collie, 69, and Audrey Appleby, 70, who were all in the 4×4, have been named locally as among those who died.
Mr Reid, from Macduff, was a Stagecoach driver and used to drive the team coach for Highland League football team Deveronvale.
Vale manager Steven Dolan said: “Ted was a big character and was someone everyone liked. He drove the bus to the games for many, many years and he was always our bus driver. He drove the team for the best part of 10 years.
“So, for us to hear that he was in the accident, it has been a sad time for the club and he will be deeply missed.”
Steven said they are planning a tribute for the next game at home against Nairn United this weekend, where they will hold a minute’s silence for Ted.
Club secretary Stewart Macpherson said: “He was popular and well-liked with the club’s players. I remember during the Scottish Cup they were looking for someone to dress up as the Sangs MacB mascot and we could not get anyone to do it.
“Ted being Ted said ‘Right, I’ll do it’ and took off his driver’s uniform, put on the bee costume and started dancing around – that was just Ted.”
Tributes have also paid to Evalyn and Audrey, of Aberchirder.
Councillor Glen Reynolds, who represents the area, said the village would be “deeply grieving” its two residents.
Evalyn had started line dancing classes at the Bennachie Leisure Centre in Insch.
Centre boss Stuart Corsar said: “Evalyn brought the community together. She worked tirelessly with dementia patients and their families.”
It is understood the three were travelling home from a country and western night, held in Elgin.
Billy Main, chairman of Elgin Country Music Club, said: “They were such lovely people.”
Two Italians – a woman and a four-year-old boy – were also among the five killed.