MUSICAL youngsters are following in the footsteps of some of Scotland's top recording acts.
Franz Ferdinand, Calvin Harris, Deacon Blue and Teenage Fanclub have all passed through the doors of Chem19 Studios in Blantyre.
Now pupils at two Kirkintilloch schools can add their names to the recording studio's impressive roster.
A lucky group of P7 pupils from St Flannan's Primary and 20 teenagers from nearby St Ninian's High formed a choir to lend their vocals to the debut album of local girl, Katie Sutherland.
The Kirkintilloch songstress once fronted pop band Pearl and the Puppets, who supported Elton John at the SECC in 2009.
Now a solo artist, Katie's currently recording her debut album, Canvas, to be released later this year.
Katie, a former St Ninian's pupil, made a flying visit from London to record vocals with the children and can't wait to hear the end results.
She said: "I wanted some young voices on those two tracks.
"It was funny to see my old English teacher singing on my record, it was a fun day."
Katie will return to Glasgow a week on Sunday to play a gig at Maggie Mays as part of the Merchant City festival.
Paul McLaughlin, head teacher of St Ninian's, said: "It was a fantastic opportunity for the kids, they all got really excited.
"We're delighted for Katie's success, she worked really hard at school and was very much into her music, it's great for us to see our pupils go on to do so well."
As part of the Merchant City Festival the 11 finalists of Glasgow's Star Turn will perform at the Old Fruitmarket on Monday July 30 in an evening hosted by Clyde 1's Knoxy.
You can buy tickets by calling 0141 353 8000 or book online at www.glasgowconcerthalls.com