The Glasgow Taxi Outing to Troon has been postponed for a second time due to coronavirus.

Organisers had got to the point of booking equipment and venues, as well as enlisting volunteers for this year's big day before deciding to pull the plug for the 2021 event. 

The 75th outing to Troon was due to take place this June, however, due to Covid fears, organisers have decided to push the date back to next year. 

It is now scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. 

Ayr Advertiser:

Stephen Lalley, Treasurer of The Glasgow Taxi Outing Fund, said: "A statement from the Glasgow Taxi Outing Fund reads: "Unfortunately we have made the decision to postpone the 75th outing to Troon until 2022. It is now scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. 

"We had reached the point in this year's planning process that requires the booking of equipment and venues, as well as enlisting the help of behind the scenes volunteers and the many people who fundraise all year to make the outing possible. We are ever grateful to them. 

"With the unknown virus situation ahead of us, while this is not a decision we wanted to make, it's the right decision. Obviously, everyone's health and wellbeing is at the forefront of our thoughts, particularly the children and their families. 

"No doubt lots of drivers will be disappointed too as they look forward to the outing each year just as much as the children and I thank them again for their continued support. 

"We will be doing something to mark this year's postponed date - Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - and that will be announced soon.

"Stay safe and healthy."

The annual outing sees more than 100 drivers give up their time so over 300 schoolchildren with additional support needs can get a trip to the seaside town for a memorable day.