THE HEARTBROKEN FAMILY of Elgin 16-year-old Keiran McKandie who died after a road accident on Sunday have been speaking of their tragic loss.
Keiran was on a regular outing with friends on his mountain bike, enjoying a sport that he “slept and dreamt”, when he was struck by a car on the B9010 between Kellas and Dallas.
In a statement released through Police Scotland, Keiran’s family said: “Our darling, beautiful son, Keiran Gordon McKandie, was the love of our lives and the reason for living.
“He was our only child, a devoted grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to many. Always forever in our hearts and he will never leave us.
“Keiran lived, breathed, slept and dreamt downhill mountain biking – it was his world. Even while he was eating his breakfast, he would be searching for biking videos on the Internet. He loved all his biking buddies and shredding the tracks, and he was at his happiest when he was biking.
“Keiran was hard working, genuine, caring, kind, loving, had a witty sense of humour and was ill tricked. He touched the hearts of everyone that was lucky to know him.
“Keiran will be forever missed by all his family, and his friends at Elgin Academy and the biking community. He had been looking forward to going on holiday with eight of his friends in the school holidays.
“As a family we would like to thank the emergency services and all that attended and tried their very best to save him. We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to them at this horrific time.”
The collision occurred at about 10.50am on the B9010 Kellas to Dallas road near Craigend and involved a white Volkswagen Golf car.
Anyone with any information about the incident should contact police on 101.