A JOHNSTONE woman has told how she is thrilled to feature in an advertising campaign alongside some of Scotland’s biggest stars.

Christina Leon was recruited by the National Trust for Scotland as part of the conservation charity’s new promotional drive, dubbed For The Love Of Scotland.

The campaign aims to boost member numbers to 500,000, double paid visits to National Trust properties to one million and increase the number of regular

donors over the next five years.

Famous faces such as actors Gerard Butler and Brian Cox, as well as sporting figures Sir Chris Hoy and Judy Murray, also star in the three-minute film.

Said to be the longest advert ever made for Scottish television, it sees those involved revealing what they hate and love about the country.

Christina told The Gazette: “I didn’t get to meet any of the famous faces in the film, but being one degree of separation from Gerard Butler will be my claim to fame for years to come.

“The whole experience was fantastic. They took me to a fish-and-chip shop that I visited as a child and I got to eat ice-cream while we filmed. It was so relaxed.

“The director working with me has worked on some big projects and films, but he made me feel so comfortable and it was like chatting to a mate.”

Christina, who owns her own jewellery company, has also featured as an extra in shows such as Outlander and various BBC dramas.

She added: “I started working as an extra only recently and it is so much fun getting to meet different people. It’s really good for business too.”

The National Trust for Scotland protects some of the most treasured places and spaces around the Greater Glasgow and Renfrewshire area, including the Weaver’s Cottage, in Kilbarchan.

The promotional film can be viewed online at: www.nts.org.uk/love