A Costcutter employee has won almost £5,000 compensation after she fell on ice outside her store in Fortrose, Ross-shire.
Isabelle Mackenzie was off work for eight months after sustaining a shoulder injury. She had been gritting the ice when the accident happened.
The store told Dingwall Sheriff Court that MacKenzie had been drinking the night before and may have been unsteady on her feet when she fell, a claim which was later dismissed by the court.
Costcutter had failed in its duty to ensure the entrance was properly gritted, ruled Sheriff Alasdair MacFadyen, "but the accident was also caused partly by the fault of the pursuer in that she failed to take reasonable care for her own safety".