OUTSTANDING presentations delivered at a Wee County school last week were followed on social media across the world.

A TEDx Conference was held at Lornshill Academy on Friday, November 29, with a variety of speakers.

The event generated a major buzz on social media, its #TEDxClackmannanshire tag trending 17th on Twitter across the globe on the day.

A dozen inspiring speakers tackled issues around resilience, how society addresses problems, how things could work better and much more.

One of the speakers from the local area included Shumela Ahmed, managing director at the Resilience Learning Partnership, who is based in Bridge of Allan.

She works in the wider area and even helping to inform a Scottish Government framework on trauma informed practice.

Using her talk, Shumela was hoping to drive home the message that trauma is everyone's business as she and partners hope to see a trauma informed and responsive Scotland.

The University of Stirling graduate, who has personal experience in overcoming trauma, spoke about plans that will see the Scottish workforce trained to recognise if people they work with on a daily basis are affected by trauma and how their approach should be adopted.

Shumela explained more and more people in government now realise trauma is more common than previously thought with a need for services to adopt appropriate responses and approaches.

As part of that a training plan will be rolled out, informed by Shumela's work among others, with the managing director praising NHS Education for Scotland for recognising the valuable and necessary contributions of those who are affected by trauma.

She said: "To be trauma-informed on any level you need to be including people with lived experience of trauma in the design, and where possible, in the delivery of trauma training."

Shumela, who revealed she could not have survived six years' of university studies without watching TED talks from around the world, was "blown away" by the opportunity to take part.

She added: "The experience was just phenomenal, it really-really was."

The speaker also praised the hospitality team of pupils and staff at Lornshill Academy and continued: "I really must take my hat off to the staff and pupils at Lornshill Academy.

"They should be so proud of themselves, it was a huge thing to have achieved, to just hold the event at the school, and the organising on the day was just exceptional, the kids were brilliant."

She gave special thanks to a pupil called Erin for her kind words just ahead of the talk.

TED stands technology, entertainment, design and x for the fact it was organised independently.

TED Conferences were first held in the United States, originating from the Silicon Valley, distributed online for free with the tag line "ideas worth spreading".