A former prison officer has recalled the day 25 years ago when he was taken hostage by inmates in one of the worst jail sieges in Scottish history.
Jackie Stuart was one of two staff who were seized by three inmates during a protest at Peterhead, then the country's top high security prison.
The siege ended after five days when Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ordered the SAS to storm the building.
Mr Stuart, 81, said his captors were on the verge of setting fire to him when the special forces arrived.
The three prisoners were protesting over conditions in the Victorian jail and the distances their family had to travel to visit them. It followed a riot in which 50 inmates began tearing up the building.
He said: "I was badly beaten up and stabbed three times. They were about to set fire to me with the petrol they use for their lighters, the cans of petrol.
"They put them in their pockets and took them out into the open up on the roof and they were going to set fire if they didn't get something."
Mr Stuart added that there was confusion initally over who the SAS soldiers were supposed to be rescuing.
"They had the gas masks on, of course, the SAS, and they took a hold of me," he recalled.
"One was going to chin me because he thought I was a prisoner. I said hold on, do you not think I've had enough?"