A well-known and active young farmer has died as the result of a tragic incident.
Caroline Rennie, aged 21,was working in a field adjacent to the main Banff to Aberdeen road just south of Turriff on Saturday afternoon when the incident happened.
She was the second daughter of Andrew and Annette Rennie of Gask Farm at Turriff and the youngest of a close knit group of 12 cousins, all from farming families.
Caroline was described as an “active and popular” member Turriff Young Farmers Club and a “dynamic and passionate farmer.”
NFU Scotland’s north-east regional manager, Lorna Paterson, said: “On behalf of NFUS and our members, we express our huge sympathy and commiserations towards the Rennie family and Caroline’s wide circle of friends. Caroline was so well respected by those who knew her.
“Her passion for our industry was second to none; she had such a bright future ahead and was a real entrepreneurial and dynamic female within the farming locality.
“This horrendously tragic situation is just the cruellest of the cruellest and everyone in the farming arena is shocked.
"It is no secret that our agricultural industry is deemed to be a very dangerous sector, and our farmers and farm-workers face enormous challenges when working with machinery and livestock.
“Our hearts and thoughts lie with Caroline’s family at this harrowingly sad time.”