The family of one of the two teenagers who lost their lives in a car crash in Aberdeen have spoken of their loss.
Aidan Thomson and Scott Taylor, both 17, were killed when the Renault Clio they were travelling in careered off West Tullos Road and crashed into a tree.
Two other teenagers, aged 14 and 15, who had been in the rear of the car escaped without serious injury.
It is understood Aidan, who was at the wheel of the car when the accident happened, had only passed his driving test two months ago.
In a statement his parents, Debbie and John Thomson, said: “Aidan was a very loved son of Debbie and John and adored grandson of Esther, Jimmy, Ella and Laurence.
“Aidan and Angus his 8-year-old brother were devoted to each other, also cherished by his sisters Leigh and Louise and the rest of his family.
“He was a hard working boy who loved his job and was just starting to spread his wings and be confident in life.
“The family would like to thank the local community for their support at this terrible time and to the Emergency services who were involved at the events on Tuesday night.
“Special thanks go to the staff at accident and emergency department at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Franks International.”
John Murray, the head teacher at Harlaw Academy, also paid tribute to the two former pupils.
He said: "Everyone at the school is shocked and saddened.
"Scott and Aidan were very nice lads who had their whole lives ahead of them and they will be greatly missed. They both left Harlaw Academy last summer, Aidan at the end of fifth year and Scott at the end of fourth.
"Our thoughts are very much with Scott and Aidan's loved ones at this extremely difficult time and the school will assist their former classmates in anyway we can.”
The accident happened at 10.50pm on Tuesday. Floral tributes and football tops have been left by friends and family at the scene of the crash.
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