BT Murrayfield has welcomed its fair share of rugby heroes throughout the years.
But superheroes of a very different kind will be aiming to touchdown at Edinburgh’s famous international arena next month.
Dozens of fundraising daredevils are set to abseil 135 feet from the towering stands at the renowned venue to help Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
The organisation’s “Superheroes Abseil” will take place at the stadium on March 26.
Registration costs £20 and participants are being encouraged to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship.
This week, former international rugby players, Craig Joiner and Duncan Hodge, who have 51 Scotland caps between them, voiced their support for the event and the charity that has proved a lifesaver all across Scotland.
Mr Hodge said: “It’s rare to get the opportunity to abseil from the stands on to the pitch at BT Murrayfield.
“So, not only are these fundraisers supporting a great cause, they’re among a very select group of people to add this achievement to their life story.”
Mr Joiner acknowledged the many missions which SCAA has flown to assist injured sportspeople – several of whom were injured while playing rugby.
He said: “SCAA is Scotland’s only charity-funded helicopter air ambulance and, without the support of people such as these abseilers, we wouldn’t have this vital resource.
“None of us knows when we might need the service and everyone who joins in this fun event at Murrayfield should be very proud of their efforts.”
SCAA’s regional fundraising manager, Carol Anne McMahon, has encouraged everyone who wanted to abseil from the iconic stadium in support of the air ambulance to sign up and help save lives.
She said: “SCAA’s own heroes are on call every day of the year to fly expert paramedic care to the most sick and injured people in our communities and airlift them to advanced hospital care.”
“Every ‘superhero’ who takes on the abseil will help ensure this amazing charity stays in the air for those most in need across Scotland and our many islands.”
The initiative is being organised and supervised by expert adventure company Freespirits Outdoor Company from Grandtully.
More than 60 individuals from the Phoenix Group have already signed up to tackle the touchdown, marking the latest event in the Edinburgh-based company’s ongoing fundraising support of SCAA.
Anyone interested in joining in this rare opportunity to abseil from the Murrayfield stands should sign up at https://murrayfieldabseil.eventbrite.co.uk