IT'S all kicking off for two lucky schoolgirls from Wemyss Bay - after they got to meet Scotland's World Cup stars

Twins Eilidh and Hannah Timmons, eight, were in France on holiday with their family and decided to take in the ladies' group clash with Japan.

The youngsters couldn't believe their luck when some of the stars came over and posed for photographs with them after the final whistle in their 2-1 loss.

Dad Anthony said: "It was simply a case that I bought the tickets and we went out as a family.

"It was a great experience for the girls and very inspiring to get to meet the team.

"It was not the result they wanted, but the players were fantastic with Eilidh and Hannah afterwards."

The starstruck twins met a number of players from the national side including Fiona Brown, Claire Emslie, Lee Alexander, Lisa Evans, Jennifer Beattie, Kim Little and Lizzie Arnot.

The opportunity came about thanks to Largs man Kenny Auld, whose cousin Fiona Brown plays for the Scotland team.

Anthony said: "The entire family went over to see Fiona in action.

"It was very nice of Kenny to arrange this special treat for Eilidh and Hannah."

Eilidh and Hannah are big football fans and have been playing football with Ardgowan FD in Wemyss Bay since they were four. Both also play with Morton girls.

As well as being season ticket holders at Greenock Morton, the pair were mascots at the Scotland v Belgium friendly last year at Hampden Park.

Mum Fiona also enjoyed the trip and said: "The girls were thrilled. It was the opportunity of a lifetime to see Scotland in the World Cup and chat to the players afterwards.

"I am not the biggest football fan but I have to admit that I am totally hooked now. The girls absolutely adored it.

"We decided to drive to Rennes from Paris before returning on Sunday evening.

"It was a terrific day out and we are rooting for Scotland when they play Argentina today."

Anthony, who has travelled around the world with the Tartan Army, said he was impressed with the atmosphere at the Women's World Cup.

He said: "We also bumped into STV's Sheelagh McLaren in the fanzone on the day of the game - and appeared on the tournament's official Twitter feed.

"It's been a great adventure."