Two Perthshire schoolgirls whose disappearance sparked a nationwide search have been traced by police.
Victoria McKinney, from Alyth, made an emotional plea for the return of her two young daughters after they disappeared with their father.
Police officers led a search across Scotland and Northern Ireland for Grace Elizabeth McKinney, 8, and her younger sister Kara McKinney, 5.
They were said to have been travelling the country in a motorhome driven by their father, Michael McKinney.
Now police have confirmed the sisters had been found safe and well in Larne, Northern Ireland. They were with officers by 10pm on Monday.
The girls were reported missing by their mother, on Thursday.
She took to social media to plead for help as officers make strenuous efforts to track down the youngsters.
The appeal was shared tens of thousands of times by Facebook users as far afield as Spain and America.
Grace and Kara were travelling in a cream coloured Eldis Autoquest motorhome with their father, his girlfriend Martina and a three-year-old child.
Reports suggested the group were last seen on a ferry to Larne in Northern Ireland on Thursday August 10.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We can confirm that Grace and Kara McKinney, who were missing from Perthshire, have been traced safe and well in Northern Ireland.
“There was a great response from the public and we’d like to thank you for sharing the original appeal and for providing information which resulted in Grace and Kara being traced.”mis