A police officer who helped deliver a young boy who was later critically injured in a road accident is backing a campaign to help him recover from his terrible injuries.
Sergeant Peter Allan was one of the first people on the scene after Dylan Davidson was knocked down on his way from school.
And nine years earlier the officer had helped deliver him by the roadside after the youngsters parents flagged him down.
Jean Davidson was in Labour and she and her husband Kevin realised when they were en route to Caithness General Hospital that they were not going to make it in time.
Sgt Allan was on a routine patrol on the A882 between Thurso and Wick and he and Mr Davidson teamed-up to become stand-in midwives.
And nearly a decade on, the police officer was on duty on the November night last year when nine-year-old Dylan was seriously injured on the way home from school in Dornoch.
And after being touched by the way the youngster is now fighting to overcome his injuries, Sgt Allan is supporting an event to raise funds to help with his rehabilitation.
It will involve nine pipe bands joining forces to put on a performance in Dornoch’s Square at the weekend
Dylan’s parents said they were “extremely grateful” for the fundraising effort.
They added: “Dylan has made a brave recovery from his accident.
“We are looking forward to the pipe band event that has been kindly put together by members of the community and want to thank everyone in advance for their contributions towards Dylan’s treatment.”
Dylan was involved in a collision with a car in Evelix Road, just 300 yards from his school, in November.
Sgt Allan said: “This event has kindly been organised by Mr Duncan Macdonald, Drum Major with Beauly Firth and Glens Pipe Band.
“Duncan has been playing in various bands for over 37 years and is also a camera operator for the Northern Camera Safety Partnership.
“Following discussions between Duncan and myself in relation to safety speed checks being completed near schools following Dylan’s accident, Duncan kindly offered to organise this event.
“I hope that it will be well supported and will further help Dylan and his family with his rehabilitation.”
The event will take place at 7.45pm on Saturday.
On the day, nine local pipe bands will play and it is hoped that in the region of 200 pipers and drummers will be in attendance.
Any other pipers or drummers will also be welcome to attend.
The display will include piping, drumming and Highland dancing.
Various prizes are also up for grabs in a raffle.
Raffle tickets will be sold before the event and on the night.