TOP television weather presenter Judith Ralston joined sun seekers in Glasgow yesterday to kick-start a summer of barbecuing in support of Scotland’s Hospices Together.

Judith joined employees and patients at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice on Carlton Place to launch the start of The Big Scotch Beef Sizzle, an initiative created by Scotland’s Hospices Together, which hopes to fuel a burst of activity to raise vital funds for hospices around the country.

The Scotland-wide campaign, supported by Scotch Beef PGI, will encourage Scots to get flame grilling steaks and burgers in aid of their local community’s care-providers – whatever the forecast.

Ralston said she wanted to ensure “a dreich downpour won’t dampen our spirits”.