A popular pensioner who tirelessly contributed to her community was killed after being struck by a car in Sutherland.
Rhona Macfarlane died after the incident on December 23, which took place on the A836 Ross and Cromarty to Caithness road near her home in Ardgay.
Police yesterday confirmed that the 67-year-old mother-of-two was the victim as officers launched an appeal for information.
It is understood Mrs MacFarlane worked for Braelangwell Lodge in Ardgay, and did catering for Kyle of Sutherland Angling Association.
Bonar Bridge resident Michael Baird said he would fondly remember the community stalwart as a “very good maker of jams and preserves” which she proudly exhibited every year during Bonar Bridge Gala Week.
He added: “She will be very sadly missed.”
The incident happened at around 4.50pm close to a spot known locally as the Crom junction.
Mrs Macfarlane, who leaves behind husband Michael, and two sons, was struck by a red Toyota Arius and died at the scene.
Constable Robbie Stewart said: “Rhona’s family, friends and all involved are at the forefront of our thoughts as these inquiries continue.
“I am grateful to everyone who has assisted with our inquiries so far and would continue to ask anyone with any information to come forward.
“Anyone who may have dash-cam footage or was in the area at the time of the collision is urged to contact police.”