A Dalry schoolgirl has been selected from more than 7,000 entrants as fourth runner-up in the John Byrne National Drawing Competition.

Jessie Caig from Dalry Primary was presented with her award by the renowned artist and playwright John Byrne, pictured right, at a ceremony at Paisley’s Tannahill Centre.

The P7 pupil’s drawing will be included in a special exhibition of competition entries at the Tannahill Centre until April 15.

John Byrne said: “This year we judged more than 7,000 entries and the level of talent and imagination was outstanding.

“I’m encouraged by the standard of all the artwork submitted and I hope pupils across Scotland will continue to show us their artistic skills and love for drawing.”

The competition is run in partnership with Education Scotland and open to pupils across Scotland from P4 to S3.