Patients at a hospital in Paisley received generous amounts of bags filled with toiletries from a local Scout group.

The 7th Paisley & District (JNI) Scouts, all aged four and five, donated the essential items to the Royal Alexandra Hospital to ensure those arriving have what they need.

Each bag from the 30 young Scouts, known as the Squirrels, also includes a picture drawn or coloured by one of the children.

The group are now regularly donating to patients at the RAH as part of their 'All Around Us Challenge' badge which aims to teach them about the value of helping others.

Audrey Mcelroy, support and information officer at the RAH, said: "We were delighted to receive this generous donation of 30 toiletry bags for our patients from the Squirrels.

"Each bag is filled with essentials, and includes a picture created or coloured by one of the Squirrels which is a lovely personal touch.

"These packs will be distributed to patients who need them as part of our Support and Information Service (SIS) to support people when they are inpatients, and at the point of discharge."

The SIS offers an emergency inpatient and discharge response for patients referred to them across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Once a patient is identified, a SIS officer meets with them to conduct a needs assessment, focusing on preventative, sustainable, and emergent needs.

If necessary, patients will receive a toiletry bag and other support including an emergency food parcel, a referral to a community service and/or a benefits assessment.