Stewartry man killed on motorbike

A 24-YEAR old man has been killed in a motorcycle crash near Castle Douglas.

Scott McNicol, of Glenlochar Farm, Castle Douglas, was the only person involved in the accident whilst on his Suzuki motorbike just after 6pm last night (Tuesday) near the A713 Laurieston junction by Stewartry Rugby Club.

Police closed the road and diversions were in place.

Tributes were paid online to Scott, a roofer and builder, by friends who said he would be sadly missed, and calling him a “lovely lad”.

An investigation is continuing by police, who are appealing for witnesses to the crash or anyone who may have seen the motorcycle on the road during this time to get in touch with Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary through 0845 600 5701.