A free 'active travel' app highlighting Helensburgh’s historical sites and walking trails hopes to encourage people to find out what the town has to offer.

The 'Discover Helensburgh' app features 50 sites of interest around the town and eight self-guided trails to help people explore the nature and culture lying on their doorstep.

Seven of the eight trails are 'loop' walks around the area: Craigendoran, Camis Eskan, Hermitage Park, the town centre, Highlandman's Road to Rhu, the Three Lochs Way and John Muir Way, and the Woodend Battery, Duchess Woods and Ardencaple.

The eighth is a walk along the seafront from Craigendoran to Rhu.

Included in all eight trail guides are points of interest along the route, from notable buildings to monuments, commemorative plaques and landscape features telling the story of the area.

The app was commissioned by Argyll and Bute Council through the Transport Scotland 'Smarter Choices, Smarter Places' initiative.

Councillor Andrew Kain, policy lead for roads and transport, said: “Argyll and Bute is a fantastic place to live, work and visit.

“We want to promote the hidden gems, the rich history, culture, and some of the most famous landmarks we have in the area.

“It’s the perfect excuse to get active this summer, whether that is on your bike or walking.

“By downloading the apps, you’ll find trails for all abilities and interesting facts on your doorstep you didn’t know about.

“As we work towards creating a climate friendly Argyll and Bute, you also help reduce carbon emissions by leaving your car at home and exploring your local area on bike or foot.”

Discover Rothesay, Dunoon Forward, Discover Campbeltown, and Love Oban have also been developed as part of the council’s bid to Transport Scotland.

The apps can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.