A raft of MSPs have backed a quirky campaign to help raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer during the month formerly known as November.

Seven MSPs from across three parties have been growing and nurturing moustaches over the month to support Movember - which aims to change the face of men's health by raising awareness of prostate cancer and other men's health issues.

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A host of Scottish stars from the worlds of screen, sport and politics have thrown their support behind The Prostate Cancer Charity's Tour Ride in Scotland.

Football legend Kenny Dalglish, former Liberal Party leader and Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Lord Steel, former Taggart co-stars, John Michie and Blythe Duff, and Scottish rugby internationalist Chris Cusiter are urging cyclists throughout Scotland to sign up for the Tour Ride cycling event, which is taking place between Peebles and Dumfries on Sunday 4 September.

The exciting and challenging cycling event offers people the chance to ride an official stage of the Tour of Britain whilst raising funds to fight the most common cancer in men in the UK.

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A woman who lost her partner to prostate cancer is commencing a round the coast tour of Scotland to raise awareness of the disease and funds for The Prostate Cancer Charity.

Dr Anne Macintyre - who lives in Devon and originally hails from Glenalmond in Perthshire - is scheduled to commence her tour from Glasgow on Monday 16 May and reach her final destination of Berwick-Upon-Tweed on 1 June.

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