It was another action-packed weekend at Millbrae for the 2019 Land O'Burns Weekender which saw Ayr and Stirling County bag top prizes. The annual event fuses together live music, food stalls and Champions league football all around 280 tonnes of sand sculpted into a man-made beach for rugby.

With the Friday night plagued by downpours it looked like it might have been a failure to launch for the event, but a little rain didn't stop the crowds from flocking to the Hawaiian-themed opening party. A 'trade touch' tournament pitted some of Ayr's local businesses against each other to open the weekender. Companies such as Trump Turnberry, Donnini Apartments, Ayrshire Police and JJL all aimed for glory but it was the Ayr Community Rugby Trust that triumphed, led by captain Jack Rennie. The sun arrived on Saturday just in time for the youth tournament. Stirling County ladies showed their mettle to win the first trophy of the day, followed by Ayr/Wellington in the U14 boys. The main tournament showcased clubs from across the country clash for the Land O'Burns trophy. In the women's category Stirling County managed to edge out Ayr, before the home side redeemed themselves with victory in the mens, toppling reigning champions Newton Stewart. There was options available on the Saturday night with the Champions League final on in the club and live music in the marquee. At eleven DJ Stefan Janik kicked off the afterparty mixing tracks into the early hours of the night. The event gains more exposure every year becoming an unmissable attraction on the Ayr social circuit.