A budding singer-songwriter could be a step closer to achieving her dreams of making it big after signing her first record deal.

Zoe Tait, 16, has penned a deal with Katee Kross Media, which will be working solely with the Johnstone High pupil to help promote, record and master her music.

Fresh from playing her first gig at the Kelvingrove Bandstand in Glasgow, where her idol Jake Bugg played just weeks before, Zoe told the Gazette how exciting it was to have finally secured a deal.

Zoe said: “Signing a deal is just a dream come true. It will just help me promote my music and record it professionally. I’m hoping it will reach a bigger audience.

“I will be their main priority as well as they’re not working with anyone else at the moment.

“My absolute dream is to just play big venues and have people singing along to my songs. Hopefully, this will bring me a step closer to that.”

Zoe is working hard to prepare for her slot at Party at the Palace in Linlithgow on August 11 and 12, where she will appear on the same bill as stars Texas, Embrace and James, at one of Scotland’s most iconic sites.

She will be playing in the acoustic tent in the grounds of the palace, where Mary, Queen of Scots, was born.

And if that wasn’t enough, she has recently secured a spot at Bute Fest on Saturday, July 28, alongside The Hoosiers and Mad Caddies.

Revellers have also been able to catch Zoe’s delightful tones at Paisley’s Food and Drink Festival this year, which saw hundreds of people flock to the town.

But, if you haven’t had a chance to catch any of Zoe’s tunes, her EP The Ladybugg is now available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.

Zoe added: “It’s been the same system with most of these festivals, I’ve just had to send my music in and someone listens to it.

“These are big people at these festivals so it’s a good sign they are liking my music and picking me to play.

“I want to play at festivals like Glastonbury so these are important steps for me.”