The Countess of Dysart killed in an accident in Highland between a car and a bus

Philippa Grant, 73, from Rothiemurchus, died at the scene of the A9 near Slochd, 17 miles south of Inverness, on Friday.

“Philippa was a fun and loving mother and grandmother, a lifeblood who will be sorely missed by our family, friends and all who came in contact with her,” her family said in a statement released by Police. Scotland.

“She will be remembered so fondly for the energy and enthusiasm she invested in a career that spanned business, charity and tourism while raising a family.”

Philippa Grant, 73, from Rothiemurchus, died in a crash between the Audi she was driving and a coach on the A9 near Slochd, about 17 miles south of Inverness, on Friday.

Ms Grant was pronounced dead at the scene and eight passengers on the coach were taken to Raigmore Hospital in Invernes and later released.

The incident happened around 7.45pm and detectives closed the road until 4am the next day.

The Countess, mother and grandmother, has served in the Girl Guides, her local community council, the Pre-School Play Groups Association, the Highland Community Care Forum, the Scottish Tourist Board and NHS Quality Improvement Scotland.

She also served on the main board of the cancer charity Maggie’s between 2004 and 2015 and was president of Maggie’s Highland from 2000 to 2015.

She was awarded an MBE for service to NHS Scotland for her work with the Clinical Standards Board for Scotland.

The title was created in 1643 by King Charles I, who was born in Dunfermline Palace and gifted estates and rights to dozens of inhabitants.