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Plans to honour Easter Ross teenager Craig Melville (16) with performance car parade in Alness in wake of tragic accident

By Hector MacKenzie

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Craig Melville.
Craig Melville.

PLANS to celebrate the life of a popular Easter Ross teenager who died in a car crash last weekend have been shared.

Craig Melville, who was 16, was a passenger in a car involved in a collision on the B9176 last Saturday at around 9.35pm.

Plans are being prepared for a parade of performance cars in honour of the former Alness Academy pupil, whose funeral will take place on Friday, April 9.

Kevin Maclennan of the Dornoch MoT Centre, who worked with Craig, posted: "As most of you already know young Craig tragically died on Saturday night. Craig was a car guy, loved his sports cars and had a passion for them, the family would much appreciate a drive by from all the local car guys with as many sport cars as possible,on Friday the 9th at 11am leaving from Alness Academy."

More details will be posted nearer the time.

He added: "Let's show our support for a lovely local family at this very sad time."

He had previously posted: "Craig worked at the garage with us and was a lovely young man who will be sadly missed by everyone who ever met him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig's family and friends at this devastating time."

The funeral of the much-loved local lad will be held on Friday.

Many took to social media to praise the idea of the parade and say how much Craig would have appreciated the gesture.

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