Larbert pupil takes Scottish title

Tara Quigley won the Little Miss Scotland contest
Tara Quigley won the Little Miss Scotland contest

A talented schoolgirl was crowned the winner of a children’s beauty pageant.

Tara Quigley (10) won the Miss Little Scotland contest after impressing judges with her dancing and confidence.

The St Bernadette’s Primary pupil from Larbert is now preparing to represent Scotland in the Face of the World competition in Disneyland Paris in October.

Tara had to dance in a group routine with the other contestants, take part in a talent round for which she choreographed her own dance and sang to ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman’ from the Disney film ‘Frozen’. She also took part in interview, traditional dress and evening wear sections.

Tara impressed the judges on every round, winning the talent portion and being crowned overall winner.

Delighted mum Joda, who runs Tartan Warrior fitness school, said Tara’s performance on the day was faultless and her confidence in performing increased after she played Dorothy in a school production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and signed up with the McKechnie School of Dance.

Joda (33) said: “Tara was excellent in every round and no one could believe she made up her own dance in the talent portion.

“She is a really confident little girl and likes performing, she’s been boosted by her teachers at McKechnie School of Dance and her drama teacher at school, John Cloherty. Tara is a true star and this is just the start - watch this space!”