A TOY shop in a Scottish town has been named one of the best in Britain, alongside giants such as Harrods and Hamley’s.

Grasshopper Toys, in Helensburgh, has been awarded the accolade by the family travel blog youneedtovisit.co.uk The influential website is aimed at parents and offers independent reviews of visitor attractions and family-friendly venues.

Website founder Lauren Vaughan said: “We chose Grasshopper Toys from mum recommendations because of the wide range of toys available, many of which you are unlikely to find in the major chain toy stores. There are very few great independent toy shops left in the UK and Grasshopper Toys is one of the very best.”