The family of Bailey Gwynne, who was fatally stabbed at an Aberdeen secondary school, have paid tribute to their "beloved boy" who "never failed to make us smile".
The 16-year-old suffered serious injuries in an incident at Cults Academy, in the west of the city, at about 1.30pm on Wednesday and died a short time later in hospital.
A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the death. He is expected to appear at the city's sheriff court on Friday.
In a statement released through Police Scotland, Bailey's family said: ""There are no words.
"Bailey is our beloved boy and our heart. Our hearts have gone with him.
"A special son, brother, grandson and friend - he never failed to make us smile (most of the time). He will always be our boy.
"We don't know what we will do without our junior 'man about the house'.
"We need time now to look after each other and send our love to all those who care for Bailey."