A man whose young son was shot dead in a cafe in Turkey has said he wants to ensure the voice of victims is heard in crucial international talks on arms.
David Grimason, whose two-year-old son Alistair was killed almost 10 years ago, is preparing to return to the United Nations (UN) in New York ahead of discussions on an arms trade treaty resuming on Monday.
Mr Grimason, 41, attended similar talks at the UN last July but officials were unable to reach an agreement.
He said: "The UN must deliver this treaty - far too many lives are lost every year and their inaction will simply lead to more unnecessary deaths.
"Alistair was robbed of the chance to grow up and I was robbed of the opportunity to be a dad, all because a man - armed with an illegal gun - chose to open fire.
"By attending these talks I hope I can play a small part in ensuring diplomats remain focused on why this treaty is so important - the voice of victims must be heard."
Mr Grimason, who now lives in Aberdeen, has been campaigning for tighter controls on the trade of weapons since his son was killed during a gunfight at a cafe in the seaside village of Foca in July 2003.
The youngster was asleep in his pram when an argument broke out at a nearby table and a man opened fire, killing the toddler.
His father will travel to New York at the weekend with representatives of the charity Oxfam, which estimates more than 325,000 people have lost their lives since last year's talks ended without agreement.
Mr Grimason vowed: "I will not give up on this fight for a strong arms trade treaty because I know it will save lives and prevent other families experiencing what we've been through. I was bitterly disappointed when last year's talks failed to secure a deal - but we have a great opportunity to do just that over the coming few weeks."