The family of a former teacher who died after a Highland crash have paid tribute to the “much loved husband, father and grandfather”.
Bernard McCourt, 63, was driving a Fiat Bravo car when the collision happened between Tain and Invergordon, at the junction for Milnafua, just after 8am on Wednesday.
He was the sole occupant of the car and he died at the scene.
His family released a statement through the police.
It reads: “Bernard was a much loved husband, father and grandfather who will be sorely missed by a great many people.
“He was very well known in the local community having worked at Alness Academy for many years, taking great pride in teaching generations of children in technology, maths and computing.
“We would like to thank everyone who has sent us messages of sympathy, your kind words mean a lot to us.
“Our family is deeply saddened by this sudden loss and we would request space to grieve in peace at this difficult time.”
A heavy goods vehicle was also involved in the collision. The driver of the HGV received treatment for non-serious injuries at the scene.
The road reopened around 1.30pm.
Road Policing Sergeant Alasdair Mackay said: “Our thoughts are with Mr McCourt’s family and friends at this time.
“Our investigation into the collision remains ongoing and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the collision or could have dashcam footage to come forward as soon as possible.
“You can contact the Road Policing Unit in Dingwall by calling 101, quoting reference 583 of April 24.”