A Mearns teenager has achieved national recognition in the UK-wide Young Geographer of the Year awards.
Lathallan pupil Iona Benvie’s essay on climate change was the only one out of more than 1,000 from Scotland selected by judges at the Royal Society of Geography.
The S6 pupil is keen to pursue a career in sustainable development and will attend the ceremony in London next week to collect her certificate.
Lathallan headmaster Richard Toley said: “We are immensely proud of Iona.
“She is one of a number of senior pupils at our school who are passionate about climate change and the impact it is having on our world and has put her knowledge on the subject to great effect with this award.
“As a school we care deeply about the environment.
“She has played a pivotal role in Lathallan’s ambition to become a plastic-free school and I have no doubt that Iona can have a successful career beyond Lathallan.
“I hope this award inspires her to achieve her full potential.”