KEEN singers from Helensburgh and the surrounding area are being encouraged to join a local choir as it enters its 70th anniversary year.

The Helensburgh Dorian Choir was formed in 1949, and rehearsals for a special spring concert in May to celebrate the milestone are under way.

The choir is keen to see new members join the friendly and welcoming group. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday evening at 7.15pm in the hall of Helensburgh United Reformed Church in West Princes Street, and a warm welcome is guaranteed.