On Saturday 24th April Ayr Rugby Club alongside Unity Grill participated in the Virtual Kilt Walk. Funds were being raised for Ayr Rugby Community Trust and Unity Grill.

With well over 40 people signed up, it was a relief when the walk landed on the hottest day of the year so far!

Starting at Unity Grill with a complimentary coffee and bacon roll the walkers were allocated time slots to start their route in line with Scottish Government COVID-19 Level 3 Guidelines.

The groups were raring to go and following some socially distanced pictures were waved off by Ayr RFC Mascot Burnsy – who also made several appearances at stops throughout the day!

Resident photographer George McMillan was on hand at Prestwick shore with his trusty camera to capture pictures of the event with a lot of happy faces both enjoying the coastline walk and being reunited with friends.

Two pit stops were set up on the route offering much-needed water to those taking part and a midway stop at Unity Grill provided snacks and juice to keep the walkers’ energy up for the rest of the way. From here it was down to Ayr shore and along the beach passing by those who spent their day at the beach. Groups of people clapped for those who were taking part and cheered them on as they headed along the shoreline.

The last push saw the walkers finishing at the familiar surroundings of Millbrae. As the groups crossed the finishing line, smiles still on their faces, with maybe a hint of sunburn, it was the perfect end to an incredible day.

Raising an outstanding amount of £6,056 Ayr Rugby Football club and Unity Grill cannot thank all participants and sponsors enough for helping to raise these funds. With an additional 50% top-up from Sir Tom Hunter the funds will go a long way to improving our local community.

Further information & pictures from the event can be found by following Ayr Rugby Football Club across their social media channels.