Local businesses have sent out a rallying cry to Largs Thistle before this weekend's Scottish Cup final.

Les Ward, who owns Wards of Largs, was joined by his friend Brian Tracey as they popped round the town with a range of Thistle merchandising to lift the spirits for Sunday's big showdown with Auchinleck Talbot.

With the gold and black colours bedecked around the town once more, it echoes the scene of a quarter of a century ago when Largs last lifted the cup.

Les, pictured with mum Frances outside his shop, said: "The whole business community is getting behind Largs.

"It is amazing to think that 25 years later Thistle are back in another Scottish Cup final.

"Let's hope Thistle can do it again!"