More than £30,000 has been raised for the family of ‘murdered’ Elgin bus driver Keith Rollinson.
Keith’s Stagecoach colleagues launched a fundraiser following the 58-year-old’s sudden death last Friday.
A teen has since appeared in court charged with murder.
Kirsty Robson initially set out to raise £10,000, but donations have now topped over £31,000.
She wrote on the GoFundMe: “Keith has only been with us for a little under two years but boy did he make an impression on us all.
“He was a private, gentle caring man with a wicked sense of humour.
“We are all truly shocked and saddened that this could happen.
“The funds will be donated directly to his family to help with anything that they may need.”
Several donors, many also bus drivers, offered messages of support to Keith’s family.
Outpouring of support after death of Elgin bus driver
Matthew Cameron wrote: “Rollo was good to me when I first started out over 25 years ago. He deserved better than this.”
A fellow Stagecoach employee from London, Louise Cocker said: “Sending my sincere condolences to Keith’s family, friends and work colleagues.
“Thinking of you all at this sad and difficult time. Rest in peace Keith.”
Macaulay Morgan said: “Fellow driver taken from us far too early.
“No one should go to work and not come home especially not in our line of work.”
Naime Reihman said: “As a member of the Stagecoach family it’s so hard to hear about a loss of someone in our family.”
Neil Campbell added: “I never had the pleasure of meeting Keith, however judging by the response to the awful news and this campaign, he clearly touched the lives of those that knew him.
“A terrible loss to Stagecoach and his local community.”
A spokesperson for Stagecoach North Scotland said: “We are shocked and saddened by this news and our immediate thoughts are with the family and friends of our driver who has sadly passed away.
“Safety is our number one priority and incidents like this are extremely rare.
“We are doing everything we can to support our colleagues and our driver’s family as well as assisting the police in their investigation.”
Teen charged with murder
Keith, 58, died in hospital following an incident at Elgin Bus Station on Friday night.
The station was closed for most of the weekend, with many Stagecoach services disrupted.
A 15-year-old boy appeared in court on Tuesday charged with murder.
He made no plea and was remanded in custody.