A Carluke rally driver was involved in a fatal crash on Saturday.
Graeme Schoneville, 26, was participating in the Highland Car Club Snowman Rally in Inverness-shire when his vehicle veered out of control and careered off a forest track and into a crowd of spectators, killing 50 year-old mum-of-four Joy Robson.
The Honda Civic crashed through a tree and landed on top of nursery teacher Joy and an eight year-old boy, trapping them underneath.
Despite the help of around 20 spectators who lifted the car off them and the frantic efforts of a medical crew, Joy was pronounced dead at the scene of the tragedy.
The young boy, who was not related to the deceased woman, was taken to hospital in Inverness.
His injuries were not life-threatening and he was discharged on Sunday.
Mr Schoneville and his co-driver Michael Hendry – members of Coltness Car Club – escaped unhurt.
They are understood to be “devastated” by the tragedy.
Northern Constabulary are investigating the circumstances of the accident at the Glenurquhart Forest Snowman Rally, which was immediately cancelled following the tragedy.
In a statement, the Highland Car Club said: “Following an incident on special stage 1 of the Snowman Rally in which an adult spectator was fatally injured, the event has been abandoned.
“The club extend their sympathies to the families of those involved.”
The statement said the club would be co-operating fully with Northern Constabulary’s investigation.
The event attracted 110 competing crews and was due to include five stages.
Joy Robson had travelled to the event from her home on the island of Skye with her son.
Last year Graeme Schoneville and Michael Hendry won the Snowman Rally event.