TEAMS from across the country are set to descend on McKane Park this weekend when a fun-filled rugby festival takes place.

The 11th Scottish Golden Oldies Rugby Festival, featuring players aged 35 and over, will be held at the home of Dunfermline Rugby Club, with 16 sides set to take part.

Affiliated to European Golden Oldies Rugby, Scottish Golden Oldies Rugby is an independent, voluntary organisation, and is an Associate Member of the Scottish Rugby Union.

Their objective is to develop and promote the game across Scotland, encouraging the participation of those aged 35 and over, and to expand links with other ‘Golden Oldies’ clubs and associations.

Kicking off at 10am, 12 men’s, two female and two disabled teams are set to play throughout the course of the day, which will see three pitches operating at one time.

At 3pm, on the first XV’s pitch, all play will stop to allow the full focus to be on the match between the two disabled teams, and the action is set to conclude by 5pm.

Off the field, there will be food and refreshments available, such as a barbecue, breakfast rolls, coffees and much more, whilst there will be entertainment provided for children, in the shape of Highland Games activities, a bouncy castle, face painting and music and dance.

There will also be a stall selling merchandise for Doddie Aid, a mass participation event encouraging members of the public to raise funds for the Doddie Weir Foundation, and it is hoped that the Doddie Weir Cup, established in 2018 and played for by the Scottish and Welsh men’s Six Nations teams, will be on display during the day.

A Dunfermline kit has also been produced for the day using a Doddie Aid pattern and Ryan Vidler, one of the festival’s organisers, said: “We can’t wait. The plans are coming along nicely.

“People can come down, laugh, have a smile on their face, and enjoy the rugby.”

For more details, find Scottish Golden Oldies Rugby on Facebook.