Young Scouts in Skelmorlie were left stunned after finding a coin from more than 100 years ago. 

The village's Scout group had been invited to help at a tree planting project run by the Skelmorlie Environmental Trust. 

As part of an effort to plant 80 fruit trees around the village, over 30 volunteers turned out to help including the Scouts. 

However, the youngsters were left stunned after coming across a coin dated 1909, with King Edward VII on the face. 

Scout leader Aidan Russel said the coin had probably been in the ground since before the First World War. 

He explained: "When digging the hole for the tree, you have to remove any stones or objects that would get in the way so the Scouts saw this as an opportunity to see what treasure they could find.

"One of the girls saw something a bit shinier than a stone. She picked it up and tried to wipe the dirt off to see what she had found and that’s when she discovered it was a coin.

"It took a little more cleaning to reveal the date to be 1909 and the king on the coin to be King Edward VII.

"The coin has probably been buried since before the First World War."