A PRESTWICK woman, who is one of 12 finalists for Miss Scotland, will be competing for the top prize in just over two weeks.

Aimee Walker, who is 19 and attended Prestwick Academy and Glenburn Primary School, found out about the competition through her cousin when the Regional’s were held in Elliots.

Aimee explained: “My big cousin tagged me in a post on Facebook to tell me the Regional’s were being held in Elliots.

“I took part but didn’t think I was going to get through. After the competition I went to Qatar for four weeks and it wasn’t until the plane landed back home I found out I had been successful.

“The organisers had been trying to get in touch with me while I had been on the plane home. I had to go for my photo shoot straight away, which I did.

“This is my first time doing anything like this. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it but it has been really challenging too, as I had to complete a fitness test.

“I think you need to be over 16 to take part in Miss Scotland and the oldest you can be is 24-years-old.

“Loads of the girls have modelling contracts and I think after this experience I would like to look into doing something like that too. 

“I would definitely do it again. Next year Miss Scotland will turn 20 so it will be a big year for the competition.

“Everyone is in it to win it but if I don’t I will just carry on. There is always next year as I will have more experience. 

“All the girls are really nervous but at least we are all in the same boat. We are like a family. I was really nervous going into it but the girls have been brilliant.

“Beau Beau Boutique, an independent clothes shop in Ayr, have been sponsoring me and have given me my dress for the final which takes place next month.”

Aimee will find out if she has won Miss Scotland at the final, held in the Corinthian Club, Glasgow on Friday, June 15.

The winner will have the chance to compete for Miss World and will be up against Miss England, Miss Northern Ireland and Miss Wales.