Young people supported by a Paisley-based charity have launched a Christmas bike shop.

Those who attend Kibble's Skills Academy can complete valuable work experience and gain qualifications in a variety of industries.

The Christmas bike shop is selling bicycles that have been refurbished by young people themselves to staff at the charity.

All profits made by the social enterprise are reinvested into the entrepreneurial project.

The bikes have been upcycled and refurbished ready to be rehomed in time for Christmas and are available for Kibble staff to shop sustainably and buy at affordable prices. 

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In the future, Kibble's Skills Academy hopes to open the shop to the wider public so more people can benefit.

Una took on the role of marketing assistant for the project.

She said: "It was fun helping out on the photo shoot to sell our upcycled bikes to staff. 

"I got to work with Kibble's marketing team and could see the thought that goes into the process. 

"It has made me consider learning more about marketing."

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Jim Gillespie, chief executive officer at Kibble, said: "Entrepreneurial skills are an important factor of The Skills Academy. 

"Our aim is for young people to learn the value in possessing knowledge and expertise in a life-long skill, equipping them with qualifications and practical experience to help build a potential career.

"By students opening their own Bike Shop to our workforce, young people can develop an aptitude for business, finance, customer service and leadership. 

"They have made a fantastic effort getting the shop ready for Christmas with more great things to come from this enterprise in future." 

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