A care worker has been reunited with his daughter and pregnant fiancée for the first time in four months - after they were forced apart by coronavirus.
Shaun McCandless, 30, works as a carer for people with dementia and took the difficult decision to separate from his partner Iris, 29, and daughter Summer, aged nine.
Iris, who is due to give birth in September, stayed at home in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, with the couple's daughter to protect them from coronavirus.
But the family has been brought back together after a heartwarming reunion which saw Shaun return home earlier than expected and surprise the pair at the train station.
Shaun, from Motherwell, had been working in Shetland at the start of the year, but returned home to celebrate his partner's and daughter's birthday at the start of March.
He was asked to return to Shetland as coronavirus spread, and there were staff shortages, and made the decision to go back at the end of March to protect his family.
Shaun, who came home on July 26, said: "It was a really hard decision to make and I went back and forth a lot about what to do - it was a mental battle.
"But I thought Iris would be safer, as she is pregnant, if I wasn't living there, rather than coming and going from work, exposing her and Summer to the virus.
"They were devastated I was leaving but knew the reasons behind my decision and knew it was the right move with a baby on the way.
"But it was a struggle for her and it's been tough on Summer who has missed having her dad around."
With the help of his brother in law, Shaun came up with an excuse to get Iris and Summer to Motherwell train station where they spotted him running towards them.
Shaun said: "It was a total surprise for them, I think they were very shocked.
"They had no clue, they thought I was still in Shetland.
"Being away was tough but I had such great support from my colleagues.
"When they knew I was at home with nothing to do they would get me out for a walk.
"Everyone was amazing and we worked really hard - the care home had no cases of coronavirus which was great."