Family pays tribute to 'loving son' killed in motorcycle crash

Liam Mackay, 21, died at the scene of the crash on Friday morning.

Family pays tribute to motorcyclist Liam Mackay from Dunnet who died on the scene of car crash on A836 Police Scotland
Crash: Grieving family pays tribute to 'loving son, brother, grandson and friend'.

Police have confirmed the identity of a motorcyclist who died after colliding with a car on a Highland road.

Liam Mackay, 21, from Dunnet, was riding his motorbike down the A836 Castletown to Dunnet road when he was involved in a collision with a car around 8am on Friday, June 24.

He sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services.

The driver and passenger of the blue Vauxhall Astra involved in the smash were unharmed.

The road was closed by police while crash investigation work was carried out, and re-opened around 2.35pm.

Liam’s loved ones have paid tribute to the young man through a statement issued by Police Scotland.

Describing him, the grieving family said: “Liam was a loving son, brother, grandson and friend.”

June 2022 has proven to be an extremely deadly month for motorcyclists across Scotland, with at least five dead and six seriously injured over the past four weeks.

Even as recently as Tuesday, another biker was left fighting for his life after crashing on the same road that Liam tragically died on.

Sergeant Alasdair MacKay said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Liam at what is a very difficult time for them and they have asked for privacy while they come to terms with what has happened.

“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of what happened and we are asking anyone who has information that could help with our crash investigation to get in touch.

“In addition we are asking anyone with dash-cam footage that could assist officers to also make contact with us.

“Anyone who can help is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0638 of Friday, June 24, 2022.