Parents of a 16-year-old cyclist killed in a crash have spoken of their devastation at losing their only child who “touched the hearts of everyone”.
Mountain biking enthusiast Keiran McKandie, from the Elgin area, died when his bike was involved in a collision with a car on the B9010 Kellas to Dallas road on Sunday morning.
A family statement released through police said he will be forever missed by his family, his friends at Elgin Academy and the biking community.
It said: “Our darling, beautiful son was the love of our lives and the reason for living. He was our only child, a devoted grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to many. Keiran lived, breathed, slept and dreamt downhill mountain biking – it was his world.
“Even while he was eating his breakfast, he would be searching for biking videos on the internet. He loved all his biking buddies and shredding the tracks, and he was at his happiest when he was biking.
“Keiran was hard-working, genuine, caring, kind, loving, had a witty sense of humour and was ill tricked. He touched the hearts of everyone that was lucky to know him.”
Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to contact police on 101.