Community in shock from shootings
A community is coming to terms with the loss of two teenagers who died in a tragic shooting at a remote cottage.
It is thought 18-year-old trainee gamekeeper Calum Murray accidentally shot his girlfriend, 16-year-old Sophie Taylor, on Tuesday night, then turned the gun on himself.
Police are trying to piece together the events which led to the deaths but say they are not looking for anyone else over the shooting.
The pair were found dead on the Glenavon Estate near Tomintoul in Moray, a sporting estate used for game shooting, deer stalking and fishing.
In a statement released by Grampian Police, Mr Murray's family said: "Calum was a much loved and loving son, brother, grandchild, nephew and friend to many.
"He was raised in the Dunecht and Tillyfourie areas and attended Westhill and Alford academies. He completed a cookery course before embarking on a career as gamekeeper. Calum was very passionate about his new career.
"He loved the outdoors, walking with his dogs in the hills and had shown a real flair and desire to progress with his gamekeeping. Calum was much admired both by his family and his friends, and we are very proud of all he had achieved. He will be loved and treasured forever."
Sophie's family said they had been left "completely shocked" by the death of their "beautiful" daughter.
In a statement released by Grampian Police on Wednesday night, parents Katie, 44, and David, 41, and brother David, 18, said: "We are devastated at the loss of our beautiful daughter Sophie, who will be greatly missed by us, her brother and her grandparents as well as her many friends.
"Sophie was bright and bubbly and loved spending time with her family and friends. We are immensely proud of her. We are a close family who will miss her very much and are completely shocked to have lost her so prematurely."