CREATIVE youngsters in Clydebank are being called upon to submit design ideas for the next generation of baby boxes.

The very first Baby Box was launched a year ago.

And more than 50,000 new-borns in Scotland have received one featuring a winning design of a fairy tale scene complete with Highland cows, squirrels and the Loch Ness Monster.

Now, the Scottish Government and Children in Scotland have partnered with Young Scot who want creative young people with a passion for art and design to send them their own concepts for the next batch.

The new design has to reflect the principles of the “year of young people 2018” with its theme of children’s rights, particularly the rights to play, freedom of expression and to education.

Clydebank MSP Gil Paterson is encouraging young Bankies to get their thinking caps on.

He said: “There is such a lot of creative talent here in Clydebank so I’m urging young people to submit their designs.

“I think it is very fitting that the baby box, which encapsulates the idea that every child deserves the best start in life, should commemorate the year of young people through children’s rights.”

Applications can be submitted by anyone up to the age of 26 at