A Perth College student has won an award in recognition of her efforts to ensure the maintenance of rural walkways.
Bethany Paterson, from the college’s Moving On course, was awarded the Path Skillz Young Person of the Year accolade at this year’s Paths for All Volunteer Awards.
She was presented with her award at a virtual ceremony hosted by BBC Scotland’s Fiona Stalker.
Bethany was part of a team clearing the Old Gallows Road to Huntingtower path, on the west side of Perth.
Caroline Cowe, one of Bethany’s lecturers, said: “Bethany is an absolute grafter – she worked her socks off.
“She had on the full kit – waterproofs, goggles, and a helmet.
“Within the group, Bethany led by example. When people weren’t enthusiastic, she encouraged everyone to get involved.”
The Moving On course is aimed at young people who require support in transitioning into further education or work.
A group of around eight people volunteered to clear the path as part of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.
Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham described the youngsters’ efforts as “inspiring” and an “invaluable contribution”.