THE family of a teenager apprentice killed in a crash in the Highlands have paid tribute to the “cheerful, thoughtful and sensitive young man”.
Liam Brown, 18, became the fifth person to die on the north’s roads in the space of a week when his car went off the A830 Road to the Isles near Arisaig in Lochaber.
The teenager had been working as an apprentice in his home town of Mallaig and was also attending Inverness College in bricklaying and joinery classes.
His mother Claire Whitton said: “The whole community is mourning the loss of this wonderful, happy, cheerful, thoughtful and sensitive young man, but none more than his adoring family.
“He was a son who brightened our lives every day, and made out hearts swell with pride at the incredible man he grew to become.
“We celebrated his achievements, his popularity, and his loving, caring nature.”
Mr Brown died in the accident early on Saturday. No other vehicles were involved.
A day earlier, Ava Milne, 29, from Fearn, died in an accident on the B9175 between Arabella and Nigg when her Renault Clio was in a collision with a Volvo.
Elizabeth Williams, 72, from Thurso, died in a collision on the A9 near Dunbeath last weekend, while 66-year-old Michael Robertson, from Sandwick, Shetland, died in a crash on the island the following day. Last Wednesday, 23-year-old Royal Marine Andrew Dawes also died in an accident on the A9 last Wednesday.