An eight-year-old boy has been left devastated by the theft of his much-loved quad bike.
Jack Campbell was given the quad two years ago, but thieves made off with it after breaking into the garage at his family’s home.
Jack, from the Balgay area, was looking forward to going out for a ride on his quad with his dad Greg when they discovered it was missing.
His mum Stacie has expressed her anger over the theft.
She said: “I know things can be replaced but that doesn’t change how angry I feel about someone stealing from my son.
“The more I think about it, the angrier I get.
“There’s nothing worse than a liar or a thief.
“Someone stole it and someone knows who stole it.”
Stacie said that Jack, who has just gone into P5 at Ancrum Road Primary, loved going out on his quad.
She added: “He’s really upset that someone has taken it.
“I would appeal to anyone who might know anything about this to get in touch.
”I know it’s unlikely he will get it back but I would like someone to be caught for breaking into my garage and stealing from my son.”
Stacie said the garage had been broken into some time between July 23 and August 1, when they noticed the red Mini Moto petrol quad was missing.
She added: “The quad has probably been sprayed a different colour by now and sold but I would really love to find out who took it.”
Stacie said the thief also took a broken TV set during the break-in.
A spokesman for Police Scotland confirmed officers were investigating.
He said: “Police are investigating a theft from a locked garage in Balgay Road, which happened between 9pm on July 23 and 3pm on August 1.
“The garage was broken into and items including a child’s quad bike were stolen.
“Inquiries are continuing.
“If anyone has information which can assist us, please call 101 or speak to any police officer.”