A woman has appeared in court accused of causing a crash that killed a popular north-east art teacher.
Pauline Flynn will go on trial at Peterhead Sheriff Court next week, facing a death by careless driving charge.
Art teacher and father Henry McPherson died on October 3, 2014 after a two-car crash on the A952 Mintlaw to Toll of Birness road.
It is alleged Flynn’s Ford Focus C-Max crossed into the opposite carriageway, and collided with Mr McPherson’s Vauxhall Corsa, causing it to leave the road and strike a fence.
The 61-year-old died at the scene, while his partner Patricia, 51, suffered leg injuries.
Flynn is accused of causing the tragedy by driving without due care and attention, or without reasonable considerable for other persons using the road or public place.
Flynn, of 3 Sutherland Close, Mintlaw, was also seriously injured in the crash.
Police, paramedics and firefighters from Peterhead and Maud went to the scene and the road was closed for more than 10 hours as crash investigators tried to piece together what happened.
Mr McPherson was a former art teacher at Banff and Buchan College in Fraserburgh and had previously worked at the Press and Journal.
As the first anniversary of his death approached, Mr McPherson’s daughter announced she would be scaling Ben Nevis to raise money for charity.
She has raised more than £1,500 for Brake, the road safety charity so far, and is training for the climb – which had to be postponed until the summer due to the weather – by doing regular walks up Bennachie.