A man has died after he was hit by a car while he attended a Tayside music festival.
Scott Blake, 22, lost his life following the incident in Coronation Avenue, Montrose, at about 8.15pm on Sunday.
Scott, who is thought to be a Montrose resident, was said to have been walking between two pubs — which were hosting gigs as part of Montrose Music Festival — when the tragedy happened.
He had left the Hillside Hotel and was believed to be on his way to the Black Abbot when the collision occurred.
One staff member at the Hillside Hotel said: “As far as I’m aware he was here watching a band, they finished at 8pm. A lot of folk left about then.
“I think a band was playing at the Black Abbot and he was going to watch them. It’s a tragedy.”
Anne Jenkins, the vice-chairwoman of the festival — known locally as MoFest — told the Tele: “We are beyond saddened by last night’s accident and our hearts go out to the man’s family. Montrose is a very close-knit community and the man and his family are known by a number of our committee members.”
Police and an ambulance crew, along with a trauma team from Ninewells Hospital, were called to attend the accident but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received a call at 8.17pm to attend a road traffic collision in Montrose.
“We dispatched three ambulances and a trauma team.”
A police spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland attended at Coronation Avenue, Montrose at 8.15pm, following a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian.
“The 22-year-old male tragically died.”
Officers have appealed for members of the public who witnessed the incident to contact them.
Councillor Ron Sturrock, who represents the Montrose and District ward, was shocked to hear of the death.
He said: “There is no denying that this is a complete tragedy.
“My thoughts go out to the family of the young man involved.”
Some locals have taken to social media to pay tribute to the victim.
Bobby Coull wrote: “Life’s too short and it’s always the good ones.”
For an update on this story get today’s Tele