WORKS by a Menstrie student are set to brighten up empty shops in Stirling.

The village's Louisa Carberry, 21, has been selected to showcase her creative skills in the Street Stories initiative launched by Go Forth Stirling Business Improvement District (BID).

Louisa, in her third year of study in BA Art and Design at Forth Valley College, is one of eight artists to be picked for the project, which celebrates the city, its people and its heritage.

The works will be brought to life in an iterative augmented reality installation, which will be triggered by a free downloadable smartphone application.

Louisa said: "I am extremely excited and overwhelmed by this opportunity and without the teaching and encouragement from FVC staff I would never have had the courage to apply.

"I created the work featured in the Street Stories Project in my second year of my HND in response to a given brief.

"Without the task the works that have taken me this far wouldn't exist."

The artworks chosen cover a range of different mediums, including mosaic, digital, mural, graphic design, dance and abstract art.

The artists are currently working with the team to develop the stories which will feature within each design.

All the works will feature on vacant shop windows in Stirling, including the former BHS and Argos stores.

Joining Louisa will be Jacque Scorgie, 23, a former Forth Valley College student who is currently studying BA Honours in Art and Design at the University of Stirling.

Linda Paterson, curriculum manager in the Department of Creative Industries at Forth Valley College, said: "We are delighted that Louisa and Jacque have been selected for this initiative, it's a fantastic opportunity for them to showcase their work alongside established local artists.

"We actively support students by promoting opportunities such as this and it's great to see our students grasp these opportunities and succeed.

"It is testament to their dedication and hard work that they managed to achieve this during the current situation.

"I can't wait to see what they produce."