A campaign has been launched to have inspirational schoolgirl Lily Douglas switch on the Christmas lights in Perth.
The 11-year-old has has been battling an aggressive form of bone cancer for three years.
Business owner Pete Chan, who helped raise funds to take Lily to Spain for treatment last year, started the bid and hopes it can lead to other children getting an opportunity to switch on the lights.
Pete said: “She’s the people’s hero, the people’s champion and she inspires people.
“It could be a catalyst, something like this would be so uplifting.
“It would bring a wee bit of happiness to someone.
“It gives them something to look forward to at Christmas time and it’s what the local people want.”
He also suggested inviting youngsters from Children’s Hospices Across Scotland which has a house in Kinross.
The Christmas lights are traditionally turned up the Provost of Perth and Kinross but Pete believes there is an opportunity to have kids up on stage alongside him for a bit of festive magic.
Jane Douglas, Lily’s mother, has backed the campaign for both her daughter and for other sick children.
Jane said: “This would be lovely if it was to happen every year and give all sick kids a turn.
“What a lovely thought. These kids go through hell and most of them, Lily included, help at fundraisers and always support local charities and newspapers to help raise awareness.
“What a lovely thing for them to look forward to, hopefully Perth and Kinross Council can make it happen for all our little fighters out there.”
Provost Dennis Melloy has now asked Lily’s family to get in touch with him.
A council spokesperson said: “Provost Dennis Melloy would be happy to speak to Lily’s family directly on whether they would like to be involved with the Perth Christmas Light Switch On event on November 16.
“We would ask the family to contact us if they wish to be involved and we can make the necessary arrangements.”
Atomic Kitten were announced as the headline act to switch-one the lights, alongside Dario G and Scottish singer songwriter Nina Nesbitt.
Catchphrase host Stephen Mulhern will be keeping things moving on the main stage and keeping the crowds in the party spirit.
Television character Basil Brush will also appear on the main stage on Tay Street alongside Provost Dennis Melloy for the 6.15pm switch on.