TROONS’s Fairy trail is under threat in a dispute over health and safety.

The council have demanded organisers take full legal responsibility for any injuries to visitors.

The Fullarton Fairy Trail has been running since 2015 giving kids the chance to let their imagination run wild and chase “fairies”.

The trail compromises of hidden fairy doors painted on trees and has been hailed as a brilliant day out for children by parents.

But the trail has come under pressure from South Ayrshire Council after organisers claimed they are backing them into a corner.

A spokesperson for The Fullarton Fairy trail told the Ayr Advertiser: “Putting the legal responsibility onto the fairy trail will be costly and has many other implications.

"We are happy to look after the fairy doors, fund carvings and host the pumpkin trail. It benefits many schools, nursery groups and visitors all without cost.

"With outdoor play high on the curriculum the council should be embracing this.

"We would happily give the council some money towards their insurance but to put the responsibility on us is too much.

"We currently have over 4k in funds and all of this can be allocated to Fullarton fairy trail. It's a wonderful community project and you can see from the comments how much it means to people. We hope a solution can be found.”

An online petition has been set up which has already gathered over 1500 signatures with parents demanding the council make a U-turn on their plans.

A spokesperson for South Ayrshire council said: “We are delighted that fairies are using the woods and we are in the process of working with their human helpers to get a licence signed.

“The licence is standard practice and ensures anything added to these public woods is safe.

“We look forward to getting this signed off as quickly as possible so everyone can enjoy the Fairy Trail.”