After a disappointing season, the Honest Men commenced a crammed tour of the Highlands beginning with a visit to Buckie Thistles Victoria Park. Wallace and Beattie scored twice each for Ayr. A few changes were made for the match against Inverness with, in particular, Ross replacing Wallace. It was a good move as Ross scored a hat trick in the 3-0 win.
United were treated to a great welcome as they arrived in Stornoway for their match again a local select. A pipe band, together with a good crowd lining the quayside, with the team falling in behind the band for a grand march with some local dignitories through the streets to their hotel.
A local journalist reported that Ayr Unuted’s visit was perhaps the greatest sporting event ever in the history of Lewis.
Ayr went on to a 4-1 win after which the festivities resumed.
United had to travel next day to Elgin for a further match and other matches were held on each of the following days making United’s scoring feet of 3-0. 2-0 and 3-0 against Elgin City, Fraserburgh and Deveronvale even more commendable. The 19 goals scored were shared between four players, with Ross topping the list with 8.
Again a fuller report of the tour is contained in Duncan Carmichael’s ‘Official History of Ayr United Football Club, volume 2.