Tranent teenager Ellie Dalrymple is celebrating after securing a world title in Highland Dance.

Ellie, 15, won the World Juvenile Championship against tough competition from around the world.

And the win is the pinnacle of a successful year for the hard-working teenager who has already taken the British and Commonwealth titles in her age group.

Ellie was among more than 750 competitors who travelled to the world championships in Dunoon at the weekend to battle it out for the top prize.

The competition attracts dancers from across the world and the senior titles both went to dancers from America and Canada.

However, hot on their heels is Ellie, who moves up to World Junior competition next year.

She beat off competition from 200 other dancers to take the World Juvenile Championship in front of her delighted family.

Mum Karen said she was extremely proud of her daughter.

Karen said: “Ellie trains very hard and has a real discipline about her dancing. She travels to Glasgow twice a week to dance school and trains at home every evening.

“It is a contest that attracts talent from around the world so for a Scottish dancer to take the title is fairly unusual. I am so proud of her. She has had a tremendous year and deserves all her success.”

Ellie, who lives with her family in Kemp’s End, and attends Ross High School, has been dancing since she was four years old.

She has now won 50 championship titles while still in juveniles.