ACTOR, author and songwriter Gerda Stevenson will put on her finest reading voice this evening to help her local village hall.

Along with award-winning photographer, Allan Wright, Gerda produced a beautiful homage to Edinburgh last year.

And tonight (Friday) she will read the poetry which featured in the best-selling book at Carlops Village Hall.

There will also be accompanying projected images from the book during the recitals.

Tickets, priced at £5 and include refreshments, will be available from the door at the Carlops Village Centre.

All proceeds will go directly to the Village Centre.

Following the recitals, which will start at 8pm, Gerda will answer any questions and also sign copies of Edinburgh.