A NEW walking app for tourists visiting Helensburgh has been launched.

Discover Helensburgh aims to encourage people visiting the town to make the most out of their visit with 50 attractions to see.

It has been described as 'an active travel app' that features eight self-guided trails as well as a variety of family-fun activities.

The walking trails range from relatively flat routes along the waterfront to some challenging paths that cross moorlands. Some options include a town centre walk, a walk around Hermitage Park, a route from Craigendoran to Rhu, the John Muir Way and the Three Lochs Way.

The trails have not been graded, however, each trail page includes information on the trail and its terrain to allow the user to decide whether or not the trail is suitable for them.

There will be plenty of notable buildings, monuments, commemorative plaques and landscape features that help tell Helensburgh's history and see how some familiar places once looked.

The app has been commissioned by Argyll and Bute Council through the Transport Scotland "Smarter Choices, Smarter Places" initiative.

It works offline and can be downloaded for free for iOS and Android devices from the Apple store and Google Play store.

For more information visit Argyll and Bute's website at argyll-bute.gov.uk/business-and-licensing/discover-helensburgh.