A Deeside teenager killed in a horrific crash was remembered at a graduation ceremony for apprentices yesterday.
Jordan Milne, of Lumphanan, was alone in his MG when it collided with a Mercedes on the A93 Kincardine O’Neil to Aboyne road in June this year.
The 18-year-old’s car landed on its roof and burst into flames, and he died at the scene.
Yesterday the young mechanic was remembered by Aberdeen-based ITCA Training, where he had received tuition.
They presented a memorial award in his honour, in recognition of his “great motivation”.
Jordan’s grandmother Doreen Milne said afterwards that the teenager was a big miss, and thanked ITCA for coming up with the award.
Ms Milne said: “For ITCA to invite us here is an honour. It is a lovely trophy in memory of Jordan. Everything is a bit overwhelming at the moment.
“He was a happy person who ticked all the boxes. We are all devastated by his loss.”
June Jones, managing director of ITCA, said Jordan was a bright and intelligent individual with a great motivation to learn.
Michael Hay, Jordan’s former manager at Hays Hydraulics in Aberdeen, described him as a fantastic employee who had a great future in front of him.
Mr Hay said: “He looked up to his peers and mentors and always showed a keen interest in what he was asked to do. His loss is a disaster.”
Recipient Declan Wilson, a 20-year-old engineer, said he was surprised by the award and was proud of his achievement.
Jordan’s was one of two memorial awards to be handed down yesterday at the Marcliffe Hotel.
A second was presented in honour of Andrew Button, an ITCA trainee who died of a heart condition in December 2014.
Deryn Patterson, a 23-year-old engineer from Ellon, won the award.