A young girl could become the first Scot to undergo life-changing surgery at a UK hospital to reverse the effects of cerebral palsy.
Brooke Ramsay, from Carnoustie, in Angus, developed the condition after being born three months prematurely and cannot stand unaided.
Her only chance of being able to walk without help is by undergoing selective dorsal rhizotomy.
Several other families in the area have travelled to America for the treatment as it was previously not available in the UK.
A team at Bristol’s Frenchay Hospital are able and willing to perform the surgery.
But her parents Laura and Stewart will have to raise £24,000 for the operation as it is not available on the NHS.
Seven-year-old Beau Britton, from Cornwall, became the first child to undergo the operation in the UK in May this year.