A pensioner has died and eight people have been taken to hospital in a collision between a car and a bus in the Highlands.
Investigators shut down a section of the A9 at Slochd, 17 miles south of Inverness, for almost eight hours following the crash involving a white Audi A4 and single decker coach at around 7.45pm.
Emergency services quickly responded to the incident, however a 73-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
A further eight coach passengers were taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness where they were treated for minor injuries and later released.
Police Scotland eventually reopened the road at around 4am on Saturday morning and an appeal has now been launched for information.
Sergeant Neil MacDonald said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman who died and our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of what happened.
“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who has dash-cam footage that could assist with our investigation to get in touch.
“Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3350 of Friday, September 16.”