A Clydebank group has been praised for doing a “power of work” within the local community following a recent visit from the area's MP.

Crafting Together is a local social enterprise and has a studio and workshop at Queens Quay in the town.

The group is formed of teachers and former pupils of Kilpatrick School and was launched in 2017.

Makers and volunteers participate in weekly workshops to develop their skills in jewellery making, batik, loom weaving and sewing.

Crafting Together makes a range of jewellery, textile and craft products which are available in their online shop and several retail outlets in West Dunbartonshire and beyond.

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes recently met with Linda Murray, director of Crafting Together, along with staff and volunteers to hear about projects to develop skills and create employment opportunities for young adults with learning disabilities.

Mr Docherty-Hughes is a member of the all-party parliamentary group on textiles and fashion and plans to promote the group's work in parliament.

He said: “I was delighted to have the chance to catch-up with the team at Crafting Together on a recent visit to their studio at Queens Quay. 

 “They’re a great example of a community enterprise doing a power of work across West Dunbartonshire; supporting talented artists and creating opportunities for young people with additional support needs. 

 “Linda and team at Crafting Together are ambitious about tackling the disability employment gap in West Dunbartonshire, through skills development and sustainable employment opportunities. 

 “I intend to promote the important work they’re doing in parliament, including through the all-party parliamentary group on textiles and fashion which I’m involved in.”