Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year Lucy Lintott is getting married.

The 24-year-old, who is the youngest person in Scotland with Motor Neurone Disease, was surprised by her boyfriend Tommy Smith on Friday.

Tommy, who is a welder, got down on one knee and asked: "Lucy Lintott, will you do me the pleasure of becoming my wife?"

Read more: Thousands take to streets for Glasgow's annual Race for Life

A tearful Lucy nodded, but when she didn't reply, Tommy joked: "Waiting for an answer!"

Lucy announced the happy news on Twitter. "When you know, you know," she tweeted.

The couple met at school, but only started dating around six months ago.

"I've fancied him since he sat behind me in modern studies," laughs Lucy. "We met up again when he did a fundraising event for MND Scotland - I shaved his head for him, which is a really romantic way to meet your fiance."

She adds: "I was not expecting him to ask me - we were at an MND fundraiser in Stirling, and I couldn't believe it. The ring is really, really beautiful - gold, white gold and diamonds."

Lucy, from Garmouth in Moray, is the youngest person in Scotland with Motor Neurone Disease, an incurable condition which usually affects people over 40.

MND gradually makes gripping, walking, talking and swallowing extremely difficult and eventually impossible.

Since the devastating diagnosis five years ago, Lucy has opened up her life to help other sufferers, and has raised £183,000 to help find a cure.

Read more: MND campaigner Lucy Lintott named Scotswoman of the Year

Lucy’s blog, (which can be found at lucysfight.com) has inspired people all over the world. She wrote a bucket list of things she wanted to do, including many helping other people going through difficult times, and began raising money to help the search for a cure.

With the help of her mum and dad, Lydia and Robert, and brother and sister Ross and Laura, Lucy made a documentary for the BBC, called MND and 22-year-old Me, which was viewed by more than half a million people.