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Hardy racegoers brave striking tones for Scottish Grand National

Pretty in pink! Hardy racegoers brave striking tones for Scottish Grand National on chilly April afternoon

  • Stylish crowds soaked up the atmosphere as they arrived at Ayr racecourse for the Scottish Grand National
  •  Ladies and gentlemen dressed up in their finery donning fancy hats, eye catching dresses and fascinators
  • The chilly April weather didn’t stop the crowds making the most of the weekend as they sipped champagne 

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Racegoers dressed up in their striking pink frocks, fascinators and three piece suits while they popped champagne to kick off a day of antics at the Scottish Grand National.  

Stylish crowds looked excited as they soaked up the atmosphere at Ayr racecourse and appeared to be making the most of the dry weather as they enjoyed a tipple and ice cream outside.   

Ladies and gentlemen dressed up in their best outfits, with the girls donning fancy hats, eye catching sunglasses and plunging necklines as they defied the chilly April temperatures.

But the cold weather didn’t stop attendees from making a real effort with their ensembles, with bright colours competing for attention. 

Racegoers dressed up in their frocks, fascinators and finery and popped champagne as they set to enjoy a weekend of races at the Scottish Grand National

Racegoers dressed up in their frocks, fascinators and finery and popped champagne as they set to enjoy a weekend of races at the Scottish Grand National

Racegoers dressed up in their frocks, fascinators and finery and popped champagne as they set to enjoy a weekend of races at the Scottish Grand National

One man looks dapper as he dons an eye-popping pink suit as they prepare for a weekend of antics

One man looks dapper as he dons an eye-popping pink suit as they prepare for a weekend of antics

One man looks dapper as he dons an eye-popping pink suit as they prepare for a weekend of antics 

Revellers looked excited with drinks in hand as they enjoyed a tipple at the racecourse

Revellers looked excited with drinks in hand as they enjoyed a tipple at the racecourse

Revellers looked excited with drinks in hand as they enjoyed a tipple at the racecourse 

The stylish crowds looked excited as they arrived at Ayr racecourse and appeared to be making the most of the dry weather as they enjoyed a tipple and ice cream outside

The stylish crowds looked excited as they arrived at Ayr racecourse and appeared to be making the most of the dry weather as they enjoyed a tipple and ice cream outside

The stylish crowds looked excited as they arrived at Ayr racecourse and appeared to be making the most of the dry weather as they enjoyed a tipple and ice cream outside

Sunday is forecast to be windy with breezes from Scandinavia bringing temperatures to around 11C, Monday will see cloud cover for most of the country with rain in the southeast, while Monday will bring showers to much of the eastern coast

Sunday is forecast to be windy with breezes from Scandinavia bringing temperatures to around 11C, Monday will see cloud cover for most of the country with rain in the southeast, while Monday will bring showers to much of the eastern coast

Sunday is forecast to be windy with breezes from Scandinavia bringing temperatures to around 11C, Monday will see cloud cover for most of the country with rain in the southeast, while Monday will bring showers to much of the eastern coast

One man opted for a eye-popping pink suit as he arrived to join racegoers knocking back drinks as they prepared for a weekend of racing antics. 

Among the revellers were a few famous faces, including Love Island’s Chris Hughes who has been a life-long fan of racing since he was 10 years old.

It comes after a successful weekend at Aintree Grand National last week as crowds cheered on as Tiger Roll romped home to victory in the famous steeplechase. 

And the country will enjoy a dry weekend with spells of brilliant sunshine as signs of Springs begin to show.

A cold snap on Saturday morning made way for sun by late Saturday morning just in time for Brits to enjoy the Easter holidays, with temperature highs of up to 13C.

But those heading for family trips in the outdoors may want to wear a jumper as temperatures will drop to a chilly 8C, particularly on coastlines.

And some parts of the UK may even see April showers with patches of rain that could even turn into hail.

Sunday may be on the windy side, with sharp breezes from Scandinavia bringing temperatures to around 11C, which may feel colder due to the wind.

But the cold weather will likely not last as next week is set for sunshine and warm weather after the cold snap.

Met Office forecaster Dean Hall said: ‘Saturday will be colder than Friday with highs of up to 12-13C but the evening will be cold with a few showers in the south east and could drop to -3C anywhere in the UK. 

‘Sunday will be windier and breezy with clouds and spots of rain in mostly Cornwall and Northern Ireland. It will be colder at 11C but because of the winds it may feel more chilly.’  

The race is due off at 3.35pm and is live on ITV and Racing TV.   

Men were decked out in three piece suits and seen knocking back drinks as they prepared for a weekend of racing antics

Men were decked out in three piece suits and seen knocking back drinks as they prepared for a weekend of racing antics

Men were decked out in three piece suits and seen knocking back drinks as they prepared for a weekend of racing antics

But that didn't stop attendees from making a real effort with their ensembles, with bright colours competing for attention

But that didn't stop attendees from making a real effort with their ensembles, with bright colours competing for attention

But that didn’t stop attendees from making a real effort with their ensembles, with bright colours competing for attention

A couple dressed in their finery as they arrive at Ayr racecourse ahead of the Scottish Grand National on Saturday

A couple dressed in their finery as they arrive at Ayr racecourse ahead of the Scottish Grand National on Saturday

A couple dressed in their finery as they arrive at Ayr racecourse ahead of the Scottish Grand National on Saturday

Ladies and gentlemen dressed up in their best outfits, with the girls donning fancy hats, eye catching and plunging necklines as they defied the chilly April temperatures

Ladies and gentlemen dressed up in their best outfits, with the girls donning fancy hats, eye catching and plunging necklines as they defied the chilly April temperatures

Ladies and gentlemen dressed up in their best outfits, with the girls donning fancy hats, eye catching and plunging necklines as they defied the chilly April temperatures

Ladies put on their best looks from animal print coats to lemon yellow bodycon dresses as they prepared to cheer the races

Ladies put on their best looks from animal print coats to lemon yellow bodycon dresses as they prepared to cheer the races

Ladies put on their best looks from animal print coats to lemon yellow bodycon dresses as they prepared to cheer the races

Ladies put on their best looks from animal print coats to lemon yellow bodycon dresses as they prepared to cheer the races

Ladies put on their best looks from animal print coats to lemon yellow bodycon dresses as they prepared to cheer the races

Eccentric fascinators and stylish eye wear were out in full play at the Scottish Grand National in Ayr

Eccentric fascinators and stylish eye wear were out in full play at the Scottish Grand National in Ayr

Eccentric fascinators and stylish eye wear were out in full play at the Scottish Grand National in Ayr

Ladies look glamorous as they sip champagne in their best dresses and enjoy the sun despite the chilly April weather

Ladies look glamorous as they sip champagne in their best dresses and enjoy the sun despite the chilly April weather

Ladies look glamorous as they sip champagne in their best dresses and enjoy the sun despite the chilly April weather 

Dressed in their finery, the ladies laugh as they soak up the atmosphere ahead of the races at Ayr racecourse

Dressed in their finery, the ladies laugh as they soak up the atmosphere ahead of the races at Ayr racecourse

Dressed in their finery, the ladies laugh as they soak up the atmosphere ahead of the races at Ayr racecourse

Hoards of revellers gather for the races. It comes after a successful weekend at Aintree Grand National last week

Hoards of revellers gather for the races. It comes after a successful weekend at Aintree Grand National last week

Hoards of revellers gather for the races. It comes after a successful weekend at Aintree Grand National last week

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