A motorcyclist died yesterday following a smash involving a campervan on a twisting Wester Ross road.
The accident happened shortly before 1pm, two miles south of the Aultbea junction on the spectacular A832 between Drumchork and Poolewe, one of the Highlands’ most scenic routes.
Police, ambulance and fire crews raced to the remote spot, along with the Inverness-based air ambulance, but it is understood the rider died from his injuries at the scene.
The man’s name was not being released until his relatives had been informed.
There was no information on the condition of the occupants of the campervan last night.
The road was blocked for several hours to allow crash scene investigators from the road policing unit in Dingwall to examine the scene.
Experts were still piecing together the circumstances which had led up to the accident last night.
A police spokeswoman urged anyone with information to contact the force on 101.
She added: “Inquiries are ongoing at this time into the circumstances.
“Details of the deceased will not be released until next of kin are made aware.”
Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh councillor Ian Cockburn spoke on behalf of the local community, offering heartfelt condolences to the biker’s friends and loved ones.
He said: “Your heart goes to them at this time, when there has been such a tragic accident.
“This is just very sad news.”
Police were unable to provide up-to-date statistics involving motorcycle fatalities in the north last night.
However, yesterday’s tragedy followed a series of deaths in recent weeks.
A 24-year-old man was killed when his motorbike hit trees by the side of the A85 between Oban and Perth, near Taynuilt, last month.
Just hours later a couple died when their motorcycle was involved in a collision on the same road near Crianlarich, 30 miles to the east.