YOUNG people from South Ayrshire shrugged off some distinctly unkind weather conditions to take part in their first Pride march last week.

Members of the South Ayrshire Youth Forum gathered at Ayr Academy on Thursday evening before setting off on their walk through the heart of the town, passing by the UWS Campus and Ayr College and finishing at the bandstand at the Esplanade gardens.

The route saw the marchers pass by Ayr Central, Renaldo’s in Sandgate, and the Grain Exchange before arriving on the seafront, most of them well and truly soaked through as a result of the heavy rain.

And while some of those who took part headed straight home at the end to get into a warm and dry change of clothes, some of the older members of the group opted to dry out instead at an after-party at Harley’s in the High Street.

The walk was organised in partnership with organisations such as South Ayrshire Council’s Thriving Community team and Police Scotland and was suitable for all young people and families in the area.

Posting on the forum’s official Facebook page a spokesperson for the group said: “We’d like to thank everyone for coming along tonight.

“Also a huge thank you to all the businesses and partners that supported us to make this event possible.”