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Nairn teacher dies in horseriding accident

Caroline Johnston
Image caption Caroline Johnston was popular with pupils and fellow teachers

Tributes have been paid to a teacher who died after being thrown from a horse in a riding accident.

Caroline Johnston, 46, was depute head at Rosebank Primary in Nairn.

It was understood the accident happened while she was riding with her daughter, who is in her 20s, near their home on Monday.

Highland Council's director of education, Hugh Fraser, said Mrs Johnston was a first-class teacher who was popular with staff and pupils.

Mr Fraser said: "We are all shocked by this tragic accident.

"Our sincere condolences go to her family and all those who knew and worked with Caroline.

"She was a first-class teacher, who was popular with her staff and pupils. She will be sorely missed."

Mrs Johnston joined Highland Council in 1997 and taught at Central Primary School in Inverness.

She moved to Cradlehall Primary in 2003 and was appointed depute head teacher at Rosebank in 2004.

Mrs Johnston was seconded to acting head teacher roles at Ardersier Primary in 2006 and Kingussie Primary in 2009.

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