People in Dumbarton and the Vale are being urged to know the symptoms of bowel cancer.

Bowel Cancer UK is issuing advice following BBC reporter Jeremy Bowen revealing his diagnosis with the disease.

The charity says Bowen's revelation sparked a spike in those searching for bowel cancer symptoms.

However, new findings released by the charity show that one in two Scottish adults have no idea where their large bowel is and this may impact their ability to locate potential symptoms and confidently explain them to their doctor.

The disease currently Scotlands third most common cancer, but it's second biggest cancer killer.

Symptoms are bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo; persistent and unexplained change in bowel habit; unexplained weight loss; extreme tiredness for no obvious reason and pain or lump in your tummy.

Bowel Cancer UK has produced a video ‘Where is your large bowel?’ which can be seen at