Talented rugby players from Ayrshire Clan competed against hundreds of others at the first ever Scottish Building Society Festival.

The festival brought together five clubs from across Scotland to play in a tournament, for all ages and abilities.  

Edinburgh Inclusive Rugby Team, Fife Clan, Borders Clan, Strathmore Clan and Ayrshire Clan all played in a round-robin tournament. 

Inclusive Rugby involves both able bodied players and those with a physical or learning disability, playing in one unified outfit. 

Scottish Building Society, as the primary partner of Edinburgh Rugby, hosted the festival at Hive Stadium with the players also being invited along to the Edinburgh Rugby v Connacht match that same evening. 

Paul Denton, CEO of Scottish Building Society, said: “When we became the main partners with Edinburgh Rugby, we wanted to use our platform to create more opportunities for people to get involved in rugby.  

“The festival was born from this value, and it was incredibly encouraging to have more than 100 players come along and play in our first festival celebrating inclusive rugby. 

“Rugby is a sport for everyone and using our platform we want to create more opportunities to make the game more accessible and inspire more people to get involved.  

“Our hope is that people see this festival and for next year we can get even more players along to celebrate inclusiveness and the sport we love.”