A grandmother who was in a coma in hospital in Turkey for almost three weeks has had an emotional reunion with her family.
Linda Lindsay, 59, from Douglas, was finally deemed well enough to fly back to Scotland.
And much to her grandson Callum’s delight, his granny was home in time to celebrate his 10th birthday with him.
Linda suffered a heart attack only days after she arrived in Turkey on holiday.
She was rushed to hospital in Antalya, where she was put into an induced coma.
She was later transferred to a second hospital for tests and treatment.
In the meantime, her family at home in Dundee desperately tried to raise up to £60,000 for hospital bills and to fund an air ambulance to fly her home.
However, earlier this week, doctors in Turkey said she was well enough to return to the UK on a normal flight, albeit with airport assistance all the way.
Linda flew home from Turkey and was greeted at Glasgow Airport in the early hours by her daughter Rebecca Robertson and son-in-law Daniel.
Rebecca said: “It has been an emotional and very upsetting three weeks.
“We didn’t know what was going to happen or when or how we were going to get mum home.
“I couldn’t afford to go out to her, although that’s all I really wanted to do, but we were saving every penny raised through our just giving page to secure an air ambulance to bring her home.
“We were delighted when we learned she would be leaving Turkey on a normal flight and coming home.”
Rebecca said she had a very emotional reunion with her mum at the airport.
“I just ran up to her and cuddled her.
“I couldn’t wait to get her in the car and bring her back to Dundee,” she said.
“She is so relieved to be home and we are so happy to have her here, especially Callum.
“He celebrated his 10th birthday with his much-loved granny at his side.”
Rebecca said her mum would now be going to hospital in Dundee for tests.
She said: “She is feeling much better but we need to find out what caused her heart attack in the first place.”
Rebecca said although her mum’s insurance company had paid for her flight the family is still waiting to see how the hospital bills would be paid.