SCOTRAIL are adding extra seats to their trains for those making the journey to Ayr for the Scottish Grand National Festival this week.

This weekend also sees the Scottish Cup semi-finals at Hampden Park and the Melrose Sevens in the Borders.

ScotRail Head of Customer Operations Phil Campbell said: “With lots of fans travelling to events right across Scotland, it’s going to be a busy few days.

“We’ll be adding extra seats to hundreds of trains over the weekend.

And although we can’t make every train longer, we will be using every train we can.”