TROON and Prestwick times readers will be able to buy a bottle of wine as well as painkillers from their local Savers.

Both beauty supply shops will join the 350 other stores across the UK to sell alcohol bottles of beer during store opening hours.

Proposals were presented to South Ayrshire Council licensing board last Thursday, April 21 which clarified Savers have been selling alcohol successfully since 2010, 12 of which are in Scotland including Ayr and Girvan.

None of their stores have been fined for selling alcohol to under 18s or to those who are drunk since they started selling drink

The board heard that staff have been trained to deal with selling alcohol and mystery shop visits also occur regularly. 

Alcohol levels will not be above five percent and drinks available for purchase will not be chilled to encourage customers to drink at home.

Cllr Andy Campbell, said: "I am not particularly against this, although we are getting to a stage that there is not a shop in Prestwick that does not have a license. Apart from that I am not against it."

Chairwoman cllr Ann Galbraith said: "I like the training practise and hope others can follow your excellent example. For me you tick all the right boxes."

Cllr Convery concluded: "I do not have a particular problem with this but recognise what councillor Campbell is saying. It is a bit of a dichotomy."