Ayrshire violin sensation Nicola Benedetti has joined forces with a number of the country's leading musicians to release a charity single for rugby legend Doddie Weir's charity. 

The 33-year-old has teamed up with Blazin’ Fiddles, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, Irish accordion legend Sharon Shannon and American Dobro master, Jerry Douglas, in a team of about 30 musicians to raise money for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

Doddie Weir is one of rugby’s most recognisable personalities, having earned 61 caps for Scotland during a successful playing career.

In June 2017, the Scot revealed he was suffering from MND. He started the foundation to help fellow sufferers and seek ways to further research into the incurable disease.

The single, called Doddie’s Dream, is set to be released on Friday March 12 and will raise money for the foundation.

Nicola Benedetti said: “It is a total honour to perform with such an incredible line-up of folk musicians and for such an important cause.

“All the proceeds will go to Doddie’s Charity which helps fellow sufferers of MND and funds much needed research into this cruel illness. I hope everyone enjoys our wee tune and helps us to raise awareness of MND.”