SUPPORTERS of Rangers Football Club are planning a minute’s applause in memory of Cumnock teenager Murray Harkness.

Ibrox season ticket holder Murray, 18, took his own life on October 6.

He was a member of a local Rangers Supporter’s Club and they are now spreading the word to have a minute’s applause in the 18th minute of Rangers’ Europa League match against Spartak Moscow tomorrow (Thursday).

Fellow Rangers fan Steven Easton posted on Facebook: “Unfortunately, on October 6, young Murray Harkness took his own life. Murray was part of a supporters’ club in Cumnock and a season ticket holder at Ibrox along side his dad Tommy and his cousin Tom.

“Murray loved Rangers like many of us and it would be appreciated if bears far and wide could please join in on a minute’s applause for Murray during the 18th minute of Thursday’s Europa League match v Spartak Moscow and also spread awareness to Rangers fans and many others about mental health and the effects it can have.

“Tommy and Tom will be in attendance at Ibrox on Thursday, unfortunately his older brother Shaw won’t be but I am certain they will appreciate a moment’s reflection for this terrific young lad, as will many of us who knew him.”

As a result of recent suicides, an Ayrshire support group has been set up on Facebook.

Volunteers from Release Ayrshire – a 100 per cent discreet online only group – have support training and are there for men to vent and get things off their chest if they feel low. They are also able to refer someone on to relevant support networks if the situation is beyond their help.