THE death of Eveline Barron, former editor and owner of the Inverness Courier, marked the end of an era.
She was the last in line of the Barron family whose links with the Courier began with James Barron in 1865.
Miss Barron's death in December at the age of 77 at her home in Mayfield Road, Inverness, came just two years after she retired.
During her tenure, she earned a reputation for her forthright views and maintaining an independent stance.
Among the many paying tribute was the Mackintosh of Mackintosh, Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire, who said: "I greatly admired Miss Barron's knowledge of and loyalty to Inverness and often told her I regarded her as the conscience of the town.
"I was grateful of her friendship. She was always extremely courteous and friendly and so interesting and pleasant to chat with."