The family of young Peterhead rugby player Daniel Gallagher has thanked the Buchan community for its incredible fundraising and support over the past few months.
Daniel (22) suffered horrific injuries on the isle of Arran in April after being hit by a police vehicle.
He had been in Arran with the Buchan Broncos team as part of an Easter Sevens tournament.
It is believed that the trainee graphic designer was injured during the match and had been making his way to a dance using crutches when he was struck by a police van which was responding to an emergency call.
Daniel had to have both legs amputated and is currently undergoing rehabilitation at Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital.
On Friday, Daniel’s mother Ann said: “Daniel is improving every day and although he has another major operation to his heart coming up, he is able to continue with his rehabilitation.
“We would like to thank everyone for the incredible fundraising events that have taken place and are still to be done and for the thoughts and prayers we have received.”
Ann also thanked the emergency services and Glasgow and the surgeons and staff who fought to save Daniel, and all those involved in his care.