A Christmas single released by an ice hockey team based in Renfrew has become a hit with fans.

People who have heard Glasgow Clan's track have been singing its praises on social media, with the song making the iTunes charts at number 65 the day after it was released.

It is the first time a British ice hockey club has released its own original charity Christmas single specially written for them.

The song Clantastic Christmas, along with a B-side second track called The Club Mix, is now available to purchase on most download and streaming platforms.

Money raised from the sale of the two tracks is being donated to The Renfrewshire Toy Bank, which provides thousands of Christmas gifts every year to disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 18.

The Gazette:

A tweet from Lesley Henderson on X said: "Good on the team. A great cause and our wee one is likely to be singing it all year."

Also on X, Jay wrote: "I woke with this in my head this morning. Now the chorus is a wee earwig going round and round. Not complaining though – loving it."

Lynn Murney said: "Now that puts me in the Christmas spirit. Love it and a great idea."

David Gallienne added: "Loving it! A brilliant idea for a Clantastic cause."

Even rival Nottingham Panthers ice hockey fan Helen Radford is a fan.

She said: "Well done from a Panthers fan. I love it. I'm gonna make all my family listen to it!"

The Gazette:

Clantastic Christmas has also gone down well with Renfrewshire Toy Bank volunteers, who have been playing it in their storage unit while they sort out the toys and gifts collected this festive season.

Lauren Roy-Sutherland, organiser of the toy appeal, said: "I've got the song stuck in my head now. You don't need to be an ice hockey fan to enjoy the Clantastic Christmas song. I hope everybody downloads or streams it."

Gareth Chalmers, managing director of Glasgow Clan, said: "The song Clantastic Christmas is going down really well with our fans and we'd like to thank everyone who has downloaded or streamed the track.

"And the players, who sang the chorus, are revelling in their new-found fame as rock stars!"

Visit the Glasgow Clan's website www.clanihc.com for links to the most popular download or streaming services where you can purchase the Clantastic Christmas charity single.