FROM Murrayfield to Milan – Megan Gaffney is at the heart of a campaign launching Scotland’s home kit for the new season.

The navy blue Scotland tops were modelled by players and fans as part of a scheme between manufacturers Macron and Scottish Rugby, with a new white away kit also released.

The women’s rugby star was among those chosen for the impressive images and told Courier Sport she enjoyed the experience.

She said: “Obviously, it is something I have never done before and I am not overly fond of getting my photograph taken.

“It was good fun and amazing how proper photographers can make you look – I even look tanned!

“Everybody was wandering around with face masks on but it was fine and I am glad I did it.”

Gaffney, from North Berwick, praised Macron for using male and female players in the launch.

Last year, it was the turn of Megan Kennedy with winger Gaffney getting the call for the new kit.

She is pictured alongside a fan, with the message ‘The Threads That Bind Us’ to show the connection between the players and those cheering them on in the stands.

Gaffney said: “They have photoshopped the two pictures together and I never met the man in the photograph. People were asking if it was my dad!

“When they first sent them across to me I had not seen the pictures and they just sent them in the morning and I was not expecting it.”

The 28-year-old works for the School of Hard Knocks, which delivers life-changing programmes across the UK using rugby, boxing and strongman courses, supported by a curriculum of powerful life lessons.

She said the photoshoot had taken her out of her comfort zone, with the photographers keen for her to look serious for the images.

She laughed: “I am quite a smiley person and my initial thing is to laugh and make a joke out of it.

“I’ve no plans to swap Murrayfield for Milan. I’ve got a big scar on my knee and was told that would put an end to my modelling career!”

Dominic McKay, Scottish Rugby’s chief operating officer, was a fan of the new kits.

He said: “In the season which includes the 150th anniversary of the first ever international rugby match, we felt it appropriate that the match kits to be worn by all of our national teams have a very traditional look, albeit with a modern twist.”