A teenager has been appointed as the latest member of the board of Scotland's pro-independence campaign group.
Ellie Koepplinger, 16, will sit alongside politicians and public figures on the Yes Scotland advisory board as it attempts to deliver a yes vote in the 2014 referendum.
Ellie, who lives in Maryhill, Glasgow, with her parents and sister Sam, 11, is a fifth-year pupil at Hillhead High School in the city's west end.
She was chosen for the position from a flood of applications after Yes Scotland advertised for a 16 or 17-year-old to join the board.
"I am just so excited and thrilled that I have been given this chance," she said.
"Of course, I expect to be a little nervous when I attend my first board meeting but everybody in the campaign has made me feel so welcome and I just can't wait to play my part in the campaign for a yes vote."
She takes up her appointment as the Scottish Government prepares to publish a Bill that will allow all 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in next autumn's historic referendum.
She said: "Allowing people in my age group to vote in the referendum is a brilliant move and I think the case is now made for this to be extended to all franchises.
"It's not so much that younger people are being ignored, but too often our voices are just not being heard. There are a lot of people my age who are interested in the future of their country and deserve to have a say.
"Sixteen-year-olds can get married, join the armed forces, live on their own and pay tax - it's only fair, therefore, that they have a vote."