A council employee killed by a lorry as he worked on an Aberdeenshire road has been named.

Billy Black, 56, from Turriff, died at the scene of the crash on the B9005 between Gight and Fyvie on Tuesday.

The collision happened at around 1.50pm and involved a tipper lorry.

Aberdeenshire Council's head of roads and landscape services Philip McKay said: "The news of Billy's death has come as a great shock to all of us.

"Billy had been working at our Turriff depot as a chargehand for the last five years and will be sadly missed by his co-workers.

"Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues, and we will work closely with the police and Health and Safety Executive in connection with any subsequent investigation of this accident."

Inspector Jon Barron, of Police Scotland, said: "This was a harrowing incident for all those involved and one that has very sadly resulted in the tragic loss of life.

"First and foremost, our thoughts at this particularly traumatic time are with Billy's family, friends and work colleagues."