The parents of a murdered Western Isles teenager have called for an independent inquiry into the way he was cared for before his death.
Liam Aitchison was just 16 when he was killed by two island men in November 2011.
Johnathan Mackinnon and Stefan Millar, who were both 22, beat the teenager and stabbed him repeatedly.
The youth, from South Uist, was later found dead in a derelict building near Stornoway Airport. Mackinnon and Millar were jailed for a minimum of 18 years.
Last month a report on the care offered to Liam was branded a “whitewash” by local campaigners.
The local authority made public only the recommendations about what action it should take to improve care for young adults on the islands.
Now Liam’s father, Norrie, and stepmother Claire say they are taking legal advice about action against care agencies including Western Isles Council.
And they are calling for a full and independent inquiry.
The couple are also “concerned and upset” at not being included to any great extent in the serious case review (SCR) carried out by Western Isles Council.
Mr and Mrs Aitchison said: “No one is prepared to admit responsibility and to be held accountable for Liam’s death.”
A spokesman for the Western Isles child protection committee said: “The family’s statement has been passed to all members and we will make appropriate arrangements to engage with the family to discuss their concerns.”