Mrs Wharton & Mrs Campbell with prams at the escalator of the Wester Hailes shopping centre, newly-opened in June 1974.

Coach Craig Redpath wants more from top-of-table Marr

Four points clear at the top of the Tennent’s Premiership, with the hugely-impressive Bill McLaren Shield safely installed in the clubhouse, life is good for Marr this Monday morning. But you will not find head coach Craig Redpath resting on his laurels in the wake of Saturday’s impressive beating of closest challengers Currie.

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Frazier Climo kicked two conversions for Ayr. Picture: Greg Macvean

Ayr squeeze out the win against Boroughmuir

Ayr made things hard for themselves, but in the end 
their magnificent defence enabled them to stifle a powerful second-half Boroughmuir performance to grab four points and stay on top of the Tennent’s Premiership.

Ayr's Tommy Spinks takes a line out. Pic: SNS/SRU/Bruce White

Ayr 38 - 17 Melrose: Unbeaten Ayr go top

Two late tries may have skewed the final result somewhat, but there is no doubt Ayr deserved to triumph in this wonderfully-entertaining Tennent’s Premiership match of the day. They now top the table, the only unbeaten side of the ten.

Frazier Climo in action for Ayr. Pic: SNS/SRU

Ayr 43 - 15 Stirling County

A barn-storming second-half show, in which they scored 26 unanswered points, carried Ayr to victory – even though the hosts were lucky to still be in the contest at the interval.

David Gornley celebrates Auchinleck's Scottish Junior Cup triumph in 2015. Picture: SNS.

Auchinleck fan travels from Shanghai for Junior Cup final

Tales of returning exiles crossing the world to see their team contest the Scottish Junior Cup final are a hardy annual, but this afternoon, as they attempt to stretch their record number of Scottish Junior Cup wins to 12, in their 15th final, Auchinleck Talbot have put a new twist on this old tale.

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Tucker Sloan is aiming to win his 25th trophy as manager of Auchinleck Talbot. Picture: SNS.

Auchinleck Talbot seek 12th Scottish Junior Cup triumph

As a weel-kent resident of the district observed: “Facts are chiels that wanna ding.” Thus the fact tomorrow’s Scottish Junior Cup final, for the sixth straight year at Kilmarnock’s Rugby Park, reinforces the impression that, for the juniors – “Real Fitba”, red in tooth and claw – Ayrshire is where it matters most.

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