CHILDREN recently got creative with crazy hair dos as part of a fundraiser at a Wee County school, raising funds for less fortunate young people.

The non-uniform "mad hair day" at Tillicoultry Primary netted around £100 for the STV Children’s Appeal with the initiative arising from a P7 pupil’s involvement in Strictly Kids – the junior version of the popular TV dance contest.

Luke Alcorn is rehearsing for the show and producers are encouraging all participants to raise as much as they can for the appeal, which supports Scottish young people living in poverty.

Headteacher Linda Coutts said: “Some people had coloured hair, some people had plaits and one girl had her hair done up like a cake.

“There were lots of different colours and styles.”

She added the day went really well with £100 raised, the event helping to promote positive citizenship within and around the school.

The dance competition has managed to bring awareness of the appeal into the Wee County, as reported in the past months local Teigan Comrie, 13, and Lola Rybak, 7, are also taking part in the competition, the former adding money to the appeal with a fundraising dance workshop last month.