MEMBERS of Helensburgh’s Police Scotland Youth Volunteers group headed to Glasgow recently to help out at one of the city’s biggest rugby matches of the season.

Ten members of the Helensburgh group were on duty for the 1872 Cup fixture between Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh, broadcast live to radio and TV audiences around the world.

The Helensburgh helpers gave out flags to the Warriors’ supporters to help add to the atmosphere of the derby fixture, which was also a crucial encounter in both teams’ Guinness Pro14 campaigns.

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Glasgow won the match 20-16 thanks to tries from Ali Price and George Turner – though Edinburgh redressed the balance with a 29-19 victory in the return fixture at Murrayfield seven days later, setting up an exciting 1872 Cup decider between the two teams later in the season.

It’s not the first major sporting occasion that the young Helensburgh volunteers have attended – they were also on duty at the opening ceremony of the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in September, in which Europe’s lady golfers secured a dramatic win over the USA.

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And the Scotstoun match wasn’t the only reason the Helensburgh PSYV group have had to be wearing smiles of late – they’ve also received the fantastic news that they’ve been nominated as a finalist in the Argyll and Bute Youth Awards.

The group is in the final three for the ‘youth volunteering award’, and will find out their fate at the ceremony in Dunoon on February 6.