ScotRail staff arrived on Sunday morning to discover the mindless destruction at the busy railway stop.

It is understood three windows were broken and the would-be thieves raided a cupboard after gaining acesss during the Saturday night raid but left with nothing.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “Officers are investigating vandalism at Troon railway station, which occurred between 6pm on Saturday, 8 August, and 8am on Sunday, 9 August.

“Waiting room and toilet windows were broken in the incident, causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage."

Councillor Peter Convery said: “Wanton vandalism of this nature is completely unacaccetable. There is a sophisticated CCTV equipment at the station so hopefully the police will be able to catch those responsible.

“There is absolutely no excuse for this type of behaviour.” Flower arrangments at the station have also been repeatedly ruined by selfish vandals in recent weeks.

Anyone with information is asked to call BTP on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 177 of 09/08/2015 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.