A RISING stage star is in the making as a young Cowdenbeath performer received a commendation at this year's Dunfermline Press and Central Fife Times Community Champion Awards.

Noah Brotherton received a commendation after being among four finalists nominated for the Live Music Award accolade.

The 12-year-old has a passion for singing and musical theatre and performed three songs on the night for the Glen Pavilion crowd.

He will soon appear in Les Miserables at the Fringe Festival where he will be working with West End director, Sam Hiller.

He recently took part in The Next Big Thing talent competition in Glasgow where he placed in both the juniors category and people’s choice vote.

The award was won by Kirsten Adamson who opened and closed the show.

The daughter of Big Country's Stuart Adamson, Kirsten honoured her dad earlier this year when she released a single titled 'My Father's Songs.'

Last year she released a single in aid of children living in war-torn Ukraine.

For the single, Peace in Our Time, Kirsten was joined by a group of youngsters for the video, who reiterate the message: "Give us peace in our time."

The song, originally part of Big Country's 1989 album, shot up the charts on its release.

Kirsten, who was brought up in Dunfermline and now lives in Edinburgh, reminisced about her time in West Fife while performing on Thursday night.

After collecting her award, she said: "It is so funny to be back here in the hall where I did Highland Dancing as a wee one.

"I was very surprised to win. You never write music with the intent to win any awards.

"It is something that comes from within and you hope your music connects with people.

"It is amazing to win it though."