Helensburgh's award-winning writers' group is looking for more aspiring authors so secure their next half century.

Helensburgh Writers' Workshop marked its 50th anniversary last year has about a dozen members.

But they want more writers to discover the benefits of crafting and sharing creative work.

Earlier this year, two members were recognised at a national level for their writing.

Jo Pryce told the Advertiser: "Creative writing as a great way to boost mood and imagination, express feelings, improving mental health and memory as well as building confidence, social skills and improving story telling.

"We run workshops on exploring and improving writing such as character development and write on the night such as taking a first line and using it to start your own story or picking an object and writing a short piece about it.

"It is amazing what different story ideas can come from the same object.”

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The group meets weekly in The Bridge on Mondays, from 7.30om to 9.30pm.

Writers can share their work with the group and get feedback, if they wish, which might be hlepful. But there is no obligation to read out.

The group is a member of the Scottish Association of Writers (SAW), who run competitions and events throughout the year.

In April, Lindsay Drummond won first prize in the young adult fiction category of the SAW conference for her novel, "Melody of Chains".

And fellow group member Eric Thompson was awarded a commendation in the unpublished general novel category for his book, "Torpedoes Galore".

Jo added: "The writing group is for adults of any age, gender and experience.

"It is a friendly, safe and calm environment to express and share ideas and experiment with all aspects of writing.

"All levels of writers are welcome, from just starting out to published authors. Our members write in different genres from flash fiction, poetry and song lyrics to short stories, novels and nonfiction works. Anything goes.

“We are are also planning with the Helensburgh Community Hub to start a young writers club for 7–12 year olds and hope to have that up and running in the near future.”

If anyone would like more information, they can contact the group on their public Facebook page.