The woman killed in the two-vehicle crash on the Black Isle at the weekend has been named by police.
Joan Anderson, 63, from the Culbokie area, was travelling along the B9160 when the collision occurred on Saturday.
Mrs Anderson was the wife of BBC journalist and broadcaster Craig Anderson.
He said: “All of us are in complete shock at the moment. Joan and I were a couple for 43 years, since our student days in Aberdeen and Joan was the most wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.
“She loved life and lived it to the full. Even at this early stage the many expressions of support and sympathy we have had from friends and colleagues prove how well loved and respected Joan was.
“In her working life as a teacher she was dedicated and so well regarded professionally. And to our family and friends she was the dearest friend anyone could have wished for.”
The family has also expressed their gratitude to dozens of volunteers on the Black Isle who searched for the couple’s terrier dog which had run off from the crash scene. He was found after two days and has been reunited with the family.
The collision happened around 11.40am near the junction between the B9160 and the A832.
Mrs Anderson was the driver of a blue Skoda Octavia. A man and a woman who were within a green Skoda Yeti sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Road Policing Sergeant Alan Henderson said: “Our thoughts remain with Mrs Anderson’s family and friends,
“Our inquiries into the circumstances continue and anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting incident 1682 of September 21.”