A new writing club for young people in Helensburgh is set to be launched next month.

Helensburgh Community Hub is working with members of the Writer's Workshop to offer free creative writing classes for young people.

There will be a taster session in the Book Nook on Tuesday, February 6 and then the classes will start after the February half term.

The club is suitable for children aged between seven and 12, where they will learn to create storyboards, mini-plays and comics, as well as write stories and develop characters.

A spokesperson from the Hub told the Advertiser: "The workshops will take place in the Hub book nook, a quiet and safe area. It will be taken in small groups so not to be overwhelming.

"Creative writing is a fun and engaging activity that can help children develop a wide range of skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

"It is a great way to help children develop their imagination, creativity, and language skills, and improve their English and language arts skills.

"It also improves self-confidence, sense of accomplishment while developing cognitive skills, such as memory, attention, and concentration."

Creative writing for adults takes place on Monday nights in the Bridge Community Church from 7.30 to 9.30pm.

For more information, speak to Joanna Pryce between 3.30pm and 5pm on Tuesday, February 6 at the Hub on East Princes Street.