Police Scotland have issued a Highland-wide alert to bikers after two motorcycle accidents within hours of each other.
PS Angus Murray of Road Policing Unit said: "As the good weather continues, more and more motorcyclists are taking to the roads, Police in the Highlands want to make sure that they do this safely. I would urge bikers to reduce their speed and think of the personal consequences of taking risks when biking.
"I would like to remind riders to Keep Yourself Safe and consider the devastating consequences being involved in a crash would have on your family and friends."
"We want riders to enjoy their time when riding in the Highlands, however, more importantly we want them to make it home safely"
Yesterday (Wednesday 31st August 2016) two separate serious Road Traffic Collisions occurred on the A82 Inverness to Fort William trunk road involving motorcycles.
The first collision, which occurred about 11.10am, approximately 2 miles south of Drumnadrochit involved a motorcycle and a car. As a result of the collision the 55 year old male motorcyclist, who sustained serious injuries, was conveyed by Coastguard helicopter to Raigmore Hospital.
The second collision, which occurred about 2.15pm, approximately 2 miles south of Invermoriston involved one motorcycle. As a result of the collision the 29 year old male motorcyclist was conveyed by Air Ambulance to Raigmore Hospital with serious injuries.
Inquiries into both collisions are ongoing by officers of the Trunk Road Patrol Group based in Dingwall.