An Inverness school has been left devastated following the death of a pupil who died while on holiday in Cyprus.
Ruaridh Nairne has been named locally as the youngster who tragically died while on holiday in Cyprus earlier this month.
He was a primary two pupil at Ness Castle Primary School.
Parents and carers of fellow pupils were informed of the tragedy in a letter from headteacher Craig Connon.
He said: “I am writing to share the very sad news that Ruaridh Nairne, from P2, has died whilst on holiday during the October break. Ruaridh was a popular member of the class and will be sorely missed across the whole school community. Our thoughts are very much with his family.”
He added: “We will be sharing this news with each class during the school day on Monday, but you may wish to take time before then to let your own child know.
“As a school community, we will be supported during this time by members of the Highland Council educational psychology team.”
Ruaridh was found unconscious in a swimming pool on October 6 while on holiday with his family in the tourist resort Paphos.
It is believed he received first aid treatment at the scene by a lifeguard before being rushed to Paphos General Hospital. He was later taken to Makario Children’s Hospital in Nicosia, where he sadly died on October 14.
A spokesman for the Foreign Office previously told The P&J: “We are supporting the family of a British national who has died in Cyprus.”