The family of a schoolboy who died after being run down by a van on a dual carriageway have said they are “totally devastated” by the youngster’s death.
Bobby Douglas was taken to the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital after the accident on the A90 on Friday night.
The 11-year-old later died from his injuries.
In a statement released through police, his family have said they are struggling to come to terms with their tragic loss.
“Our family are totally devastated by the death of our dear son, Bobby Douglas,” they said.
“Bobby was an amazing boy, who had so much energy and a real passion for life, and he was looking forward to spending Christmas with his family and friends.
“Born in Aberdeen and brought up in Kincorth, Bobby was a middle child, with an older brother and younger sister. He was a friendly and good natured child and popular in both Kincorth and Newtonhill.
“Our family and Bobby’s many friends are finding it extremely hard to come to terms with the fact he has so tragically and unexpectedly been taken from us, and it will take us a very long time to come to terms with our loss.”