YOUNG people across Clackmannanshire are being invited to take part in a design challenge to help shape a £25 million complex-needs site in Perth.

Schools, colleges and universities can submit entries, alongside anyone who wants to work independently.

Entrants are asked to put forward ideas on how a new inclusive community and sustainable building project at Bertha Park in Perth should look.

Capability Scotland have partnered with the Ministry of Building Innovation and Education (MOBIE) to develop the facility, named Our Inclusive Community Project.

Popular TV architect George Clarke will be involved in spearheading the project.

He said:“This challenge has categories and challenges for young people of all ages, from primary schools to postgraduates, and there are a range of takes or design issues they can take on.

“I hope through the challenge, it will give the young people of Scotland a taste for design that they’ll be inspired to pursue further and that they can follow the development of this inclusive community over the coming years as it comes to life.

“Above all, I hope they have fun taking part and imagining a great place to live in the future.”

The Perth site will consist of 60 self-contained studio flats for individuals with complex needs, with a new primary school and high quality, energy efficient housing to follow.

Brian Logan, chief executive of Capability Scotland, said: “Involving the talented young people of Scotland in the design of our inclusive facility at Bertha Park is incredibly special.

“We cannot wait to see what creativity is unleashed in this profound and historic project.”