Louisa Thomson, who is promoting mental health awareness and the work of Support in Mind Scotland in this year's Miss Great Britain contest, has scaled the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis as part of her campaign.

Fife-based mental health nurse Louisa - who won the Miss Stirling title earlier this year - was joined on the mountain mission by colleagues and friends from the mental health sector - Dj Drummond, Jackie, Tanya, Vicky, Gillian and Corinne.

After making it to the summit of Britain's highest mountain, an impressive 1,345 metres above sea level, Louisa said: "What an amazing experience. Unfortunately we couldn't see much of a view at the top due to the clouds, but it was definitely worth it.

"It was great that my friends were also willing to help out. All of us work within the mental health sector too. We were camping for three days, what a laugh it has been."

Louisa and her group,  proudly wearing Support in Mind Scotland's 1 in 100 t-shirts, also raised more than £1,000 for Global's Make Some Noise campaign and LAMP - the two chosen charities of the Miss Great Britain competition.

Louisa is now looking forward to competing in next month's grand final in Leicester, where she will be joined by her twin sister Christina, who also made the final.

Louisa has already completed a skydive for charity, visited our Stafford Centre in Edinburgh and given an interview Radio Stafford 103. She is also supporting Equally Fit, a project in which we are in partnership with Bipolar Scotland which challenges the health inequalities that exist between mental and physical health care.