A fatal accident inquiry is to be held into the tragic death of a Western Isles lorry driver.
Steven Buchanan was killed apparently after his own truck toppled over onto him in North Uist in October 2013.
The father-of-two, who lived in Liniclete in the neighbouring island of Benbecula, died after the accident on a narrow pier access road by Scottish Salmon Company shore base at Locheport.
The Crown Office said an accident inquiry will be held on 2 March at Lochmaddy Sheriff Court.
Mr Buchanan, 40, was a popular school bus driver who also worked in his family’s transport business.
He married his wife Caroline in 2008 and the couple have two very young boys.
It appears Mr Buchanan was pinned under the truck which had overturned onto its right side.
It is understood he was collecting bundles of salmon farm nets for onward delivery to a washing station.
Police said no other vehicles were involved in the incident which occurred by the B894 about 1pm on Saturday 5th October 2013.
The site, about 11 miles outside Lochmaddy, is used to service fish farm cages in the middle of the adjacent sea loch on the rugged east side of North Uist.
The trapped man was spotted by a local resident who raised the alarm.
Police, ambulance and three fire crews rushed to the scene but nothing could be done to save him.
Mr Buchanan was pronounced dead at the scene, said police.
Heavy rain hampered police traffic investigators who flew in from Glasgow to examine the accident area near the end of the remote single-track Locheport Road, opposite a large steel workshop used by the salmon firm.
One Benbecula resident described Mr Buchanan as the “type of son that every father dreamed off.
“This guy was super kind to everyone that met him.
“He was the school bus driver and all pupils respected him and they kept that respect once they left school.”