Three schoolgirls from Moray are being celebrated in the Scottish Parliament for raising cash to support local hospitals.
Cassie Findlay, Kirstie Lowe and Rachel Lowe, who are collectively known as The Country Quines, performed to shoppers in Keith on Hogmanay.
The youngsters played toe-tapping hits on the fiddle and accordion at the town’s Tesco supermarket – raising £655 in the process.
Money raised on the day will be donated to support the Friends of the Turner Memorial Hospital group in Keith as well as the Friends of Jubilee Hospital group in Huntly.
Now Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament to congratulate The Country Quines on their festive performance as well as the generosity of locals who supported them.
He said: “These two hospitals are very dear to the communities they serve and it is inspiring that these three local young people have come together to support them.
“It makes for a heartening start to the year and I was delighted to highlight and commend Cassie’s, Kirstie’s and Rachel’s efforts with a motion in the Scottish Parliament.”
The dedicated trio previously raised £1,500 in the summer following a performance at Grange Hall with the money donated to Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland and Kayleigh’s Wee Stars, which provides financial support for families where a child is facing a terminal illness.