A FUN, bright and engaging trail of shop window designs is looking to spruce up Alloa town centre throughout the summer.

The designs for the summer trail were created by Alloa sign writer and manufacturer Ross Hastie on commission by Alloa First.

Loosely based on climate change, the 25 shop window designs link to the message puppet STORM is set to bring to Alloa in August.

The 10-metre-tall giant puppet seeks to help celebrate Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters while raising awareness of the crucial role they play in mitigating climate change.

Families are being urged to find all the small animals in the designs, complete forms and submit them to enter a prize draw.

Diane Brown, project manager at Alloa First, said: “After all the doom and gloom over the last 15 months we wanted to make the town centre as friendly, colourful and inviting as possible.

“It’s also giving us an opportunity to market the town centre, boost footfall and bring the local community together.

“It’s great we were able to award the creation of the trail to a local business too keeping the funding spend in Alloa.”

The town's business improvement district organisation received an award from the Scottish Government’s BID Recovery and Development Fund for the project.

Forms for the summer family fun trail can be downloaded from the Alloa First website or collected from participating businesses.

They can be returned via the letter box at 49 High Street with the prize draw taking place in September.