Six year-old Alesha MacPhail Murder Trial.

The 16 year-old – who cannot be named for legal reasons – is accused of killing Alesha MacPhail on the Isle of Bute in July this year.

Alesha’s mother Georgina Lochrane from Airdrie, who is a witness in the case, was given special permission by judge Lady Rae to be present in court to see the proceedings against the teenager accused of murdering her daughter.

The 16-year-old today faced the accusations as he made his first appearance at the High Court in Glasgow.