ENTERPRISING young people from a Stirlingshire school could scoop a prestigious honour having made the finals of a Scotland-wide competition.

The group from Bannockburn High, under the name Capture, came first at Young Enterprise Scotland’s Company Programme in the Forth Valley region.

The scheme gives pupils in S5-6 practical experience in running a business by taking them through the steps required to set up a social enterprise.

Making it into the national finals, Capture will compete with others from across Scotland at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange on June 5 and the competition is set to be the centrepiece of the YES Festival of Youth Enterprise.

Geoff Leask, YES chief executive, said: “Our Company Programme continues to play a vital role in the skills development of young people in secondary schools all over Scotland.

“The commitment shown by the young people is outstanding and we were particularly impressed by the business plans and products development this year.

“The programme provides young people with an invaluable enterprise experience and imbues them with a wide and diverse range of transferrable skills, which stands them in great stead for the future.

“We’re very proud to be involved in helping young people and look forward to seeing all of our finalists at our Festival of Youth Enterprise in June.”