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Arran is to have its own representative in the 2022 Miss Scotland final.
Bethany Stevenson of Lamlash will be flying the flag for the island when she competes for the title next month.
The 24-year-old currently lives in Battlefield in Glasgow and works in the city while also studying law at City of Glasgow College.
One of the 11 finalists for the title, Bethany will face the judging panel at the glittering Miss Scotland final at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Friday July 29.
According to the competition requirements, organisers are ‘looking for an attractive girl with compassion, intelligence, and most of all enthusiasm, who would be proud to represent her country’.
The winner of Miss Scotland will go on to represent Scotland at the Miss World final later in the year, along with a number of other official engagements throughout the year.
As part of the competition entrants need to show a willingness and success in philanthropic endeavours and each finalist needed to select and fundraise for their chosen charity.
Bethany has chosen StepChange, a debt charity that offers debt advice, money guidance and support for people struggling with financial difficulties.
Bethany chose this as her charity as she believes that it is a worthwhile and much-needed cause, and also because she believes that the charity can make a huge impact on a large volume of people throughout the country.
To help raise funds Bethany has completed a number of activities, with more planned right up to the final event.
Among the fundraisers are: three Munros in three weeks, a sustainable fashion show working with a number of charities, home improvement raffles, and a fun guess-the-sweets-in-the-jar competition.
Bethany said: ‘I am a Miss Scotland 2022 finalist and will be representing the Isle of Arran at the finals in July.
‘Part of the competition is based on social media engagement, so having some support from the local community could really go a long way.
‘If you can support my social media campaign I would really appreciate it.’
Further information about the Miss Scotland competition can be found online at www.theofficialmissscotland.com and on social media by searching for @Officialmissscotland