A trail encouraging locals and visitors to explore Helensburgh and learn abut the town’s rich history has officially opened.

Available until Sunday, August 13, the route will take people to various sites around the town signposted with historical facts about Helensburgh.

Participants can begin the trail at either Pitter Patter Potter, The Toy Shop or Destination Helensburgh, with each shop offering a trail sheet as a guide.

Children who complete the route will win a present from The Toy Shop to commemorate their achievement.

A representative from organisers Plastic Free Helensburgh said: “A great activity for families around local shops in Helensburgh.

“Start at Pitter Patter Potter, The Toy Shop or Destination Helensburgh to get the trail sheet.

“Free event with a small prize for children at the end of their hunt from The Toy Shop.

“The trail has simple clues to help you find out more about Helensburgh's heritage.

“The clues in the shop windows have been made by the Helensburgh community at Pitter Patter Potter. Hope you enjoy the trail.”

Locals were asked to create baubles showcasing notable features of the town so that they could be used in the trail.

The creations were inspired by the likes of Charles Rennie Mackintosh – who designed Hill House – and places such as the beach.