A FRIEND of woman who was killed while watching a car rally has paid tribute to her bubbly personality and said she will be missed.

Joy Robson, 50, a nursery assistant from the Isle of Skye, was killed when a Honda Civic came off the road in the Highland Car Club Snowman Rally in Glenurquhart Forest near Loch Ness on Saturday.

The car left the road at a hairpin bend, hit a tree and overturned, landing on top of Mrs Robson and an eight-year-old boy.

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The boy, who is from the Inverness area, was taken to Raigmore Hospital in the city but he has since been released.

Mother-of-four Mrs Robson had worked for five years at Macdiarmid Primary School, Skeabost Bridge, near her home in Portree, and she was remembered at school assembly yesterday.

Headteacher Susan Lumley said: "It is with great sadness that we inform you of the devastating death of Joy Robson. She was a super nursery assistant and the children, parents and staff will all miss her bubbly personality. Our thoughts are with her family at this time."

After the accident, rally organisers abandoned the event, part of the 2013 Scottish Rally Championship.