TWO grandparents been left devastated after their caravan was taken from their home in Monkton the night before they were going to take their granddaughter on holiday.

Campbell and Janet McClelland were getting their mobile holiday home for a trip up to Oban to enjoy some time away.

They had loaded the van on Friday (June 21) and were set to head off on the Saturday (June 22) but woke up to find their caravan had vanished.

Last week they launched a frantic search for the vehicle after the theft ended their trip up north.

Campbell, 60, told the Ayr Advertiser: “We usually have it in storage with someone who has a long garden outside Monkton. The patch stores about 20/30 caravans.

“We had brought it back on Friday night, parked it outside the house to fill it and get it ready to take away on Saturday morning.

“We were meant to be going to Oban for a week, but with no caravan we just had to cancel.”

The couple have owned the caravan for 10 years and shared some amazing memories either going off on trips themselves or away with their grandchildren.

Campbell, a retired police officer added: “We were absolutely shocked. I’d love to have it back because there’s so many memories left in it. Our granddaughter Brooke is absolutely gutted.

“We had a week to Oban planned, but we’d go away at the weekends with the grandkids and they would enjoy it as well.”

Campbell is hoping it will turn up but fears it could be miles away now as his daughter in law Leeanne heard from a witness that the vehicle was spotted near the Q8 roundabout in Kilmarnock around 45 minutes after it had been taken.

Police confirmed the theft of a caravan and have urged anyone with information to get in touch.

A spokesperson for South Ayrshire Police told the Ayr Advertiser: “Police Scotland can confirm that they received a report of a stolen caravan in Monkton. PC Coultar of Prestwick Locality policing team is carrying out enquires and requests anyone with information contact via 101 quoting incident number 1074 of June 22, 2019.”