A local Girl Guide has travelled to Lesotho in Africa to show how Guiding works in the UK.
Sarah Mathieson, 14, raised £1,500 to embark on a 15-day trip to work with Lesotho Girl Guide Association.
She will help to deliver training and workshops to girls and young women on period poverty, sustainable development goals, leadership skill development, human rights and equality.
To help raise the money, Harris Academy pupil Sarah made and sold clocks made from old records, created bookmarks, baked home-made biscuits and ran a raffle and a guess the bear’s birthday competition.
Alongside her mum Claire, she also organised a coffee and cake afternoon and a soup lunch.
Friends from Invergowrie Parish Church helped Sarah hold a “Fascinating Strawberry Tea” where the ladies made fascinators and the gents bow ties.
They put them on and enjoyed scones, meringues and, of course, strawberries.
Sarah said of her trip: “From this experience I am hoping to learn more about how others live as well as being able to make a difference.
“This is an amazing opportunity and I am so grateful to the leaders and members of Guiding who have helped to make it possible.
“A special thank you to all those who have contributed to my fundraising efforts.
“You are truly amazing.”