The family of 64-year-old David Moir, who was knocked down and killed by an agricultural lorry outside his Cuminestown home, have said he will be “greatly missed”.
Mr Moir, a cattle and sheep farmer who had spent most of his life working on the family farm, died on Sunday afternoon following an accident.
Today Police Scotland issued a statement on behalf of the family, which said: “Davie was a loving partner to Ingrid and a much loved father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He was very much a family man and was well-known in the community.
“His passion was farming and he had lived and worked on the farm at South Teuchar nearly all his life. When he had a rare break he enjoyed trips to Orkney.
“He loved the local area, spending time outdoors, spending time with his family and working on the farm. When he wasn’t working he was a very keen bridge player and was a popular member at local gatherings.
“He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”
Sergeant Neil Morrison added: “‘This is a particularly tragic incident and my thoughts and sympathies go out to Mr Moir’s family and friends at this difficult time.
“Our inquiries are still at an early stage, however, and having spoken with a number of witnesses I am keen to trace and speak to the driver of a tractor – possibly a green John Deere – who I understand may have stopped following the collision and possibly offered assistance at the scene.”
Anyone who has any additional information is asked to contact Police Scotland as soon as possible.