Highlands & Islands

Mary Brook named as cyclist who died in collision near Drumnadrochit

A cyclist who died in a collision with a car in Glen Urquhart, in the Highlands, has been named by police.

Mary Brook, 59, was from Glen Urquhart. The accident happened on the A831, near the A833 junction at Milton at about 08:40 on Monday.

The accident happened as campaigners placed two "ghost bikes" outside the Scottish Parliament.

They called for more money to be invested in measures to improve cycle safety.

The bikes were painted entirely in white to represent the deaths of two cyclists last week.

A plaque also detailed the number of cyclists killed in Scotland since 2009.

Ghost bikes have been used across the world over the past 10 years to raise awareness of cycle safety - usually at the spot where a cyclist was killed.

The death of Ms Brook near Drumnadrochit is the ninth this year. This equals the total number killed in the whole of 2012.

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