The MP for Angus has backed a local campaign to highlight the creativity of young people in the area.
Youth Link Scotland’s CashBack for Communities scheme channels proceeds from criminal activity into communities.
In one of its newly-announced projects, Showcase the Street will run 12-week dance and creative virtual reality courses for young people.
The programmes are delivered with support from Police Scotland community officers and guidance staff from Arbroath Academy.
Young people will perform for family and friends, help after school classes for other young people in the community and will gain a personal development SQA unit or Saltire Award.
Youth Link Scotland has started a “national treasure hunt” which involves elements in Arbroath.
Hunters are asked to look for photographs in the area, including Arbroath Abbey, take a picture and post it to social media using the #CashBackCreates hashtag.
The culmination of the project will be a mural created from all the pictures telling the history of the town.
Angus MP Kirstene Hair said:
“Youth groups like Showcase the Street are an excellent example of harnessing the creative potential of our young people in Angus.
“Every year, agencies across the UK reclaim hundreds of millions of pounds in Proceeds of Crime money.
“I don’t think there’s any better way to spend it than on our young people.”