A BARRHEAD dad has thanked people for supporting a fundraising drive which enabled him to bring his seriously-ill daughter home to Scotland from Thailand.

James Geddes had been left distraught after his 25-year-old daughter Rebekah Fulton became ill on the paradise island of Ko Phi Phi Don, where she had settled down after travelling around Asia and Australia.

Rebekah had complained of an ear infection but, after undergoing extensive tests, it was found she had contracted a viral infection which spread to her brain.

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James, 48, flew out to Thailand earlier this month to be at his daughter's bedside and launched a fundraising drive to bring her back to Scotland, so she could undergo expert treatment closer to home.

Within weeks, more than £25,000 was raised through his GoFundMe page as well-wishers across the world offered their support.

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A plane carrying James and Rebekah, as well as medical experts, touched down at Edinburgh Airport this morning.

An ambulance then took Rebekah straight to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, in Paisley.

James said: "I’d like to thank everyone for their support throughout this very difficult time for Rebekah."