WEE County youngsters rushed to the opportunity to meet their favourites from an animated TV series in Stirling

Last weekend, Chase and Marshall from Canadian hit show PAW Patrol appeared at The Thistles shopping centre, drawing local youngsters from as far as Alva.

Enjoying a chance for a photo opportunity were four-year-old Alloa kid Sarah Glassey, 14-month-old Lucas Barnes from Tullibody, Alva's David Booth who is aged three as well as three- and five-year-old brothers Callum and Euan Kenny from Menstrie.

The show teaches about bravery, heroism with exciting stories that also teach lessons about caring for animals.

A spokesperson for the shopping centre said: “What a fantastic day.

“Thank you to Chase and Marshall for taking the time out of their busy day at Adventure Bay to visit The Thistles.

“Excitement levels were running high by the hundreds of young fans of the show who turned out in force to meet their heroes and have their pictures taken and they were delighted.”