A prominent charity campaigner from Moray has been sent thousands of well wishes after announcing her engagement.
Lucy Lintott became the youngster person in Scotland to be diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) when she received the devastating news at just 19 years old.
The condition affects the brain and spinal cord, attacking nerves and meaning people slowly become unable to use their muscles.
But in the years since she received the bleak prognosis in 2013, Miss Lintott has refused to let anything stop her living a normal life.
Through her sheer determination and trailblazing campaigning, she has made headlines across the world.
And after announcing her engagement online, tens of thousands more have become aware of work she has been doing – and have rushed to congratulate her.
Miss Lintott posted a video of her welder boyfriend, Tommy Smith, getting down on one knee and popping the question, asking: “Lucy Lintott, will you do me the pleasure of becoming my wife?”
She captioned it “when you know, you know!”, adding pictures of a heart and a ring.
When you know, you know! ❤️? pic.twitter.com/mgkPw3vROp
— Lucy Lintott (@LucyLintott) May 19, 2019
The couple met at school but they only became a couple about six months ago, even though Miss Lintott revealed she had “fancied” Mr Smith while they were in the same modern studies class.
She told the Evening Times newspaper: “We met up again when he did a fundraising event for MND Scotland – I shaved his head for him, which is a really romantic way to meet your fiance.
“I was not expecting him to ask me – we were at an MND fundraiser in Stirling, and I couldn’t believe it. The ring is really, really beautiful – gold, white gold and diamonds.”
Since receiving the diagnosis, Miss Lintott has opened up her life to help other people with the degenerative condition and, having set herself an initial fundraising target of £100,000, has already amassed £183,000 to help medical professionals search for a cure.
With the help of her parents, Lydia and Robert, and her brother and sister Ross and Laura, she made a documentary for the BBC called MND and 22-year-old Me in 2017.
Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir is also battling the illness and awarded her with the Fightback Spirit accolade this year to mark her contribution to helping tackle it.
Mr Weir said: “Lucy has taken a devastating diagnosis and turned it into a positive – her fundraising efforts and work to educate people about motor neurone disease is inspiring.”