ALLOA Town Hall was filled to the brim as Sauchie Community Group held its annual Christmas Extravaganza on Friday night.

Such was the turnout for the show that extra rows of seating had to be added at the last minute to facilitate the hundreds of festive goers who descended on the venue.

The show that starred X-Factor contestant, Andrea Wilson, Craig Miller, Sheila McRobert, Susan Chown, Michael Morrison, Donald Cowan, Alastair Faulkner, Just Dance and the singers from Sauchie Community Group Choir saw each take it in turn to stand in the spotlight and share their talents with the gathered audience.

An abridged version of the Christmas Nativity also saw members of the community dress up as Mary, Joseph, an angel and wise men- focussing on community coming together to share their passion of performance and raising money for a good cause.

The group also paid tribute to the end of the First World War with a violin solo of Hallelujah performed by Alastair Faulkner.

Among the other highlights were the storytelling skills of Susan Chown with her Scottish version of Cinderella a clear favourite, with the audience in stitches.

The choir gave their all for every song they sang and it was clear from their faces that they were loving every minute of their performance.

Craig, Andrea, Sheila and Michael delighted the audience with their vocal talents and their spellbinding solos.

The fundraiser is expected to have raised more than £4000 for the Sauchie Community Group and the money will help support the efforts of the group.

Craig, organiser and performer in the event, said: "The Christmas Extravaganza was a real success. We are grateful to everyone who gave up their time and their talent at no cost to support Sauchie Community Group.

"We were overwhelmed by the positive feedback that we have received and are delighted to say that we already planning for the Christmas show in 2019.

"It was great to see the Alloa Town Hall packed and such support has helped us raise thousands of pounds, which will help us further the work that can be done in Sauchie.

"The community we have in Sauchie and the wider Clackmannanshire is one which comes together and supports one another.

"I am very proud of everyone who supported, participated, donated and attended the concert. The funds raised will make a real difference".