Scotland football fans have backed a young people's charity with a £10,000 donation.

The Tartan Army Children's Charity (TACC) said the gift marked a new partnership with Includem and would help ensure a Christmas to remember for struggling families.

Includem works with some of the country's most vulnerable young people and their families, particularly in relation to offending behaviour, and prides itself on sticking with those who others may have given up on.

It said its specialist team had worked with families to identify what is required to make their Christmas memorable. For some that would be their first ever Christmas dinner, a present for the young person, a trip to see Santa or a family day out.

Ally Hunter from TACC said: "We are delighted to be working with Includem to bring a little bit of joy to children and families who need our support most. Christmas should be about family, fun and festive cheer but for Scotland's most vulnerable families it can be a very difficult and desperate time."

Angela Morgan, chief executive of Includem, added: "We support Scotland's most vulnerable young people and Christmas can be a difficult time for some of them. Many face economic and social hardship and lack even the basics that many of us take for granted. This generous donation will help to ensure they have a Christmas memory they will never forget."