MISS SCOTLAND finalist Nicole Ross is making the most of her gym membership by taking on a gruelling programmed workout each day for 21 consecutive days, whilst raising funds for Support in Mind Scotland. Nicole has admirably also used the challenge as a chance to open up about her own struggles with uncontrollable anxiety in the past.

She commented "My chosen charity and my chosen fundraising challenge are so important to me as they are the exact reason I am in the competition today.

"I am raising funds for Support in Mind Scotland to raise awareness of anxiety and depression amongst young people. They provide such amazing support for those that suffer and their families/carers to insure they cope with everyday life and are able to find a life that they enjoy!"

The brave decision to speak up about her own issues has been positively received, with Nicole adding that a few friends have been in touch to share their support and talk about how they've also been affected by mental illness. 

You can read more about Nicole's inspiring story and support her by clicking here.