AN AYR duo have joined a host of big names in the National Trust for Scotland’s new video campaign For the Love of Scotland.

Orla Watkins, 11, from Holmston Primary School and record shop owner, Ian Wallace, from Ayr are featured in the clip which also presents Brian Cox, Gerard Butler, Sir Chris Hoy, Judy Murray, Alex McLeish, Stuart Hogg, Finn Russell, Andrea McLean and Evelyn Glennie.

The campaign aims to boost member numbers by more than a third to 500,000, double paid visits to one million and increase regular donors and member visits over the next five years.

Orla was picked for the campaign after the crew stayed at her mum’s guest house in Ayr. 

Orla said: “The crew asked my mum if she’d like to be involved in the campaign, but while she was being interviewed about what she hated about Scotland, I butted in saying that adults are always moaning about the weather – and it made the cut.”

When asked about what she loved about Scotland, Orla said: “I love the food– my mum and gran make the best mince and tatties. Most of all, I love where we live. We are close to the beach so I can go for long walks whenever I want and get an ice-cream or a fish and chips.”

Ian Wallace’s shop, Big Sparra Vinyl, was one of the main locations in the film. 

Ian said: “I would do anything to publicise Scotland, Ayr in particular. Anything that can encourage people to come here is my cup of tea.

“I’ve lived all over the world - LA, Hong Kong, you name it, but that’s the thing about Scots - the further we get away, the more we love it. 

“My home and shop are by the harbour and I’ll look outside my window every day and take a picture of the views of the Isle of Arran. Some days it’s pink, some it’s black! Absolutely breathtaking.”

Conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland, protects some of Ayrshire’s most treasured places and spaces, including Culzean Castle near Ayr, Brodick Castle Country Park in Arran and Robert Burns Birth Place Museum in Alloway.