People across Scotland flocked to beaches and parks as the weather hit 27 degrees in parts of the country.

As temperatures soared, hundreds of Scots headed to some of the best tourist hotspots to enjoy an afternoon in the sun.

Ayr was one of these popular destinions as people rushed down to the South Ayrshire coastline. 

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ScotRail tweeted: 

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"NEW: Due to exceptionally high numbers of people heading to the coast, all customers travelling on services towards Ayr from Glasgow Central will need to queue for boarding. You may not be able to take your first choice of train, so allow extra time for travel."


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The new rules allow Scots to sunbathe and meet friends or family from one other household outdoors - as long as they do so in groups of up to eight people, and keep at least two metres apart.