Family and friends have paid emotional tribute to two north teenagers who died in a horrific two-car crash.
John Foggo and Georgia Gilham died and their two friends were seriously injured in the crash near Inverness on Thursday.
The occupants of the other vehicle were not badly hurt.
Last night, tributes flooded in for the pair, with loved ones saying they had everything to live for.
Mr Foggo, 18, of North Kessock, was an apprentice mechanic with Highland Scotbus, and yesterday his boss said the team were “devastated” at the tragic news.
Sixteen-year-old Georgia, of Inverness, was described “beautiful girl” who would be missed by many.
Both families were too upset to comment last night, but social media quickly filled with messages of love for the pair.
Mr Foggo’s brother, Brian, wrote: “I don’t even know where to start with this, but you were the best brother I could have asked for and this has just destroyed me and the whole family.
“This wasn’t meant to happen but life is so cruel. I’m just gutted that you never got to live the life that you loved.”
Dylan Patience, from Cromarty, described Mr Foggo as his best friend and said: “John, you will always be in my heart no matter what. I didn’t expect you to go so early. Rest in peace buddy.”
Ali MacDonald, company director of Black Isle coach firm Highland Scotbus, told the Press and Journal that the young apprentice had a “bright future” ahead of him.
“We’re devastated, it’s a very difficult day when you lose one of your team,” he said.
“He was working with us mainly at Tore and was also on block release at college where he was producing excellent work.
“He had a very bright future ahead of him. He was always keen and willing to learn and everyone liked him.
“He had a very promising future with our company and we are devastated.”
Georgia’s cousin, Rhiannon Gilham, also took to social media to pay tribute.
She said: “When you smiled everyone smiled, when you laughed everyone laughed. You’re going to be missed by so many toots.
“Shine bright up there beautiful girl and look down on us all, I love you. Rest easy princess.”
Emergency services were called to the B9006 Inverness to Croy road, just east of Sunnyside, at about 6.50pm on Thursday.
Georgia died at the scene, and although paramedics raced Mr Foggo to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, he could not be saved.
Police confirmed yesterday the two other occupants of the black Vauxhall Corsa, the 19-year-old male driver and a 16-year-old girl, remain in hospital.
Floral tributes were laid close to the scene of the tragedy yesterday.
The road was closed for about seven hours to allow a full police investigation to take place.
Inspector Ian Graham said: “Our thoughts are with the families and friends of Georgia and John, who tragically lost their lives as a result of last night’s collision.
“I would like to thank those who assisted at the scene and to the fire and ambulance service for their support during the incident.”
“Inquiries are still ongoing into the circumstances. I would urge anyone who may have information that would assist, and who hasn’t yet come forward, to do so as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.