Police Scotland have confirmed that the man who died following a road crash on the A835 near Gorstan at the weekend has been formally identified as 52-year-old Robbie Waddell.
The incident took place around 8.35am on Sunday, 15 May, 2022, and involved a Honda motorcycle and a Volvo XC70.
Robbie Waddell, the motorcyclist, was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, where he later died.
His family has released the following statement:
“We are absolutely heartbroken and still in a state of shock about the passing of our dad and husband.
“He died doing something he had always wanted to do – the NC500 trip on his motorbike – and we can take comfort that the days leading up to his death would have been filled with joy.
“He leaves behind his wife, his two sons and his daughter.
“We will all miss him tremendously.
“We ask that people and the media respect our privacy during this hugely difficult time.”
Sergeant David Miller of Dingwall Road Policing said:
“Our thoughts very much remain with Robbie’s family as they come to terms with their terrible loss.
“We are continuing to appeal to anyone with information on this incident, or potential dashcam footage of the vehicles involved, to come forward.
“Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident number 1135 of 15 May.”