A Tiree man has gone on trial accused of sexually abusing four girls aged from three to 12.
Angus Grant, 79, of Ceol na Mara, 3 Vaul, denies using indecent practices towards the girls at various locations over a period stretching from the late 1970s to the late 1990s, and went on trial before a jury at Oban Sheriff Court.
One of the girls, now grown up, told the court she was abused at Grant’s house in Glasgow on one occasion when she was only three.
The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, cried as she told the jury that the alleged indecency happened in his bed.
Fiscal Eoin McGinty told her it may be suggested that the indecency did not happen and she was making it up.
She replied: “Why on earth would anybody do that? I have a great life. There is no reason for me to do that.”
Grant’s advocate Sarah Livingstone asked the witness: “I am not suggesting that you are deliberately lying to the court, but it was a very long time ago and it is the memory of a very young child isn’t it?”
“Yes it is,” the woman answered.
The trial continues.