Former Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins is due to plant 12 trees in the garden at Robin House in Balloch on Tuesday.

Chris will be joined by Jackie Baillie MSP, local gardening volunteers and nursery children from Balloch.

The trees, supplied by an energy company as part of a UK-wide initiative, are set to provide a dynamic addition to the six acres of land at the children's hospice.

Maggie Brown, head gardener at Robin House, says: “We are really grateful for the opportunity to take part in Octopus Energy’s tree planting initiative and to

continue transforming the garden space for the benefit of all our families and the environment.

"At Robin House, we are as environmentally-minded as possible. We reuse, recycle and compost all our own materials."

Greg Jackson, from Octopus Energy, says: “I am delighted to see so many schools and community groups getting involved with planting trees.

"This is a fantastic way to build a cleaner, greener environment for the next generation.”

The schools and community groups receiving trees were nominated by a representative or a member of the public following the energy company's open call.

Robin House, run by Children's Hospices Across Scotland, offers full family support to babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions.