A local MSP is inviting residents to nominate a hero from the area to join her at the 25th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament.

MSP Jackie Baillie, along with the 'local hero' from Dumbarton, will attend the historic event, almost 25 years since the parliament’s official opening by Her Majesty, the late Queen Elizabeth II, on July 1, 1999.

The anniversary will be marked by a celebration at the Debating Chamber in Holyrood, followed by a lunch reception hosted by Presiding Officer Alison Johnstone.

The occasion commemorates the accomplishments of the Scottish Parliament from the time it was established, and is also a festivity of Scottish music and culture.

It will feature performances by youths from all parts of the nation.

The event will also celebrate the contributions of residents to communities throughout Scotland.

Ms Baillie said: "I have had the honour of representing the people of Dumbarton, the Vale, Helensburgh and Lomond in the Scottish Parliament for 25 years.

"I am aware that there will be many others out there who have, throughout this period, also worked tirelessly to improve lives and boost our local community.

“Now I would like to hear from residents who wish to nominate unsung heroes from their communities to attend this prestigious celebration.”

Nominations can be sent via email at Jackie.baillie.msp@parliament.scot with information about the nominee's services to the community and their contact details or send a nomination to the constituency office at 11 Castle Street, Dumbarton, G82 1QS and mark the envelope ‘Local Hero’.