The teenager who abducted, raped and murdered Alesha MacPhail has lodged an appeal against his sentence.
Aaron Campbell was ordered to spend spend a minimum of 27 years in jail for killing the six-year-old on the Isle of Bute on 2 July last year.
During his trial Campbell denied ever meeting Alesha but, before he was sentenced, it emerged he had confessed.
The judge, Lord Matthews, described him as a “cold, callous, calculating, remorseless and dangerous individual”.
The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service confirmed Campbell has lodged a notice of appeal against his sentence.