A man who lived in southern Galloway is among 19 people killed in a plane crash in Nepal.
Darren Kelly, a property developer and businessman, was said to be semi-retired and had moved to the village of Isle of Whithorn in the last few years.
He had built a number of flats in the area, and was also a board member of Isle Futures, a regeneration project dedicated to improving the economic, social and environmental life of the Isle of Whithorn.
Residents of the village described him as a "first class guy" who had done a lot for the area.
A friend, who asked not to be named, said Mr Kelly and his older brother Vincent Kelly had been on a trekking exhibition to Everest when they died.
"He (Darren) had been a holidaymaker to the area (Isle of Whithorn) for many years, and he was gradually moving himself here for retirement," he said.
"He was originally from Bolton and also lived in Stockport before moving here a few years ago. He owned a number of flats in the area which he had developed as holiday homes.
"Darren was just a really nice bloke. You would struggle to find anyone who could say anything bad about him. He was just a first class guy."
Mr Kelly was a father, but it is unclear how many children he had. His wife is understood to have returned to Bolton to be with family.
Another resident of the town, who also asked not to be named, said: "I was shocked when I saw it on the news. You don't want anything bad to happen to anyone you know. He really was a nice person and he's done a lot for this area."