A group of young people laden with special gifts headed to Neilston to spread some Christmas cheer this month.

Police Scotland Youth Volunteers (PSYV) made up festive hampers for residents and gifted them to community shop Blether on Main Street on December 5, ready for distribution.

Cat Train who is part of Propagate, a Scottish collective working on sustainable food projects, which runs the shop, told the Barrhead News: “That’s us found homes for each of the boxes.

“We’re very grateful to have been chosen to ensure the boxes got to the community.

“They were eight amazing young people and we were very honoured to meet them.

"We loved hearing all about their experiences volunteering as part of PSYV.”

The youth volunteers, who are from Glasgow and East Renfrewshire donated a total of 15 hampers to Blether and had the chance to hear all about the excellent work being done there to support the community.

In partnership with Ronald McDonald House Glasgow (RMHG), which provides a base for families next to The Royal Hospital for Children, they also donated 33 hampers to ensure that every resident at the facility receives some Christmas joy.

Whilst at the RMHG they had a tour to see all of the excellent work being carried out by staff.

In a social media post, a spokesperson for Police Scotland Greater Glasgow said: “Our Youth Volunteers from Glasgow Govan and East Renfrewshire helped make up Christmas Hampers over the last few weeks.

“Thank you to all the youths, parents, carers, adult volunteers and partners who made all this possible.”