Man killed in Highland collision named by police

A cyclist who died after a collision with a car on a Highland road has been named by police.

William John Williamson, 47, from the Kiltarlity area, was travelling along the A862 when the incident, which also involved a Kia Rio, occurred at Meikle Phoineas on New Year’s Day.

The male driver of the car was uninjured.

The road was closed until about 1.50am yesterday to allow for a collision investigation to take place.

Police said inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information who has not yet spoken to an officer should contact the road policing unit in Dingwall by calling 101, quoting reference NN104/18.