Central Scotland Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them
A nine-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after a two-vehicle car crash in Stirlingshire.
He was the front seat passenger of a Vauxhall Corsa which collided with a Volvo at Ballat Crossroads on the A81 at about 1430 BST on Sunday.
His mother, the driver of the Corsa, was taken to Stirling Royal Infirmary where she is being treated.
The occupants of the other car, a man and a woman in their 50s from the Greenock area, were also injured.
The boy, whose injuries are described as life threatening, was taken by air ambulance to Glasgow Southern General Hospital for treatment after the accident.
Both occupants of the Corsa are from the Glasgow area.
The road, which runs from Glasgow to Callander, was closed for about four hours while an investigation took place.
Central Scotland Police have appealed for anyone who may have witness the collision, or either vehicle prior to it, to contact them.