A GIRVAN hospital was locked down this evening after a chemical spill fear. 

Emergency services raced to the scene after two men who had been exposed to a harmful liquid at a distillery rushed to the Girvan Community Hosptial. 

The two workers, who had sufffered burns, were initially treated at the local hospital before being taken by ambulance to Ayr hospital. 

Police confirmed that 25-year-old man remains in hosptial with serious burns although his injuries are not said to be life threatening. 

The other man, 31 has since been released from hospital. 

Staff at Girvan hospital were also treated for minor skin irritations they recieved while treating the two men. 

Fire crews responded after it was feared a "potentially hazadorous" chemical was found in vehicle in the car park. 

Five appliances attended to assist police. 

Police cordoned off the hosptial as members of staff and some patients were locked in as emergency services assessed the site. 

Officers remain at the hosptial and the distillery site. 

A Police Scotland spokesperon told the Advertsier: "Police Scotland officers and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service remain at the distillery site and the hospital, which is cordoned off as a precaution. 

"The incident has been contained and there is no there is no wider risk to the public. 

"The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing."

Joanne Edwards, Director for Acute Services at NHS Ayrshire & Arran said: "NHS Ayrshire & Arran  is aware of an incident in the grounds of Girvan Community Hospital.

"We are assisting Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, who are in attendance, to ensure the safety of staff, patients and visitors.

"We are unable to comment further at this time."