AN INNOVATIVE new South Ayrshire TV station are planning a major expansion.

And helpers are being sought by Troon TV chief Joe Dorfman, who has been out and about covering local events since last month’s launch of the service.

Troon man Joe, who lives in the town is encouraged with how the YouTube media service is going so far and said: “We’ve had good feedback from people who have watched some of the programmes and things are going quite well.

“It was good attending the Real Ale Festival last month in Troon Concert Hall.

“The event was well attended and we had a chat with some of the people involved in it, we met a couple of Germans and also an American who it turned out owns a house right next to me and is over quite often.

“We also spoke to people involved in Dig Dundonald, which is an archaeological dig planned there and found out more about what was involved in the project, which was really interesting.”

Dig Dundonald was held in May and further excavations were carried out last month, with support from Historic Environment Scotland and CFA Archaeology who helped with both the investigations last year and ‘Dig Dundonald 2019’ in May of this year.

Now Joe is looking to take the project on to its next stage.

He said: “We are looking to do a spotlight on Troon Community Council and prepare a piece about what they do and also what they achieve in the area.

“The group have invited us to spotlight what they are doing and people should find that interesting.

“Also it would be interesting to talk to our MP Philippa Whitford about her thoughts on the election as there’s a lot of chat about that.

“I have been in touch with the Parkinson’s Group in Troon and will hopefully try to promote what they are doing.”

“We are looking to bring some people in – whether they’re drama or journalism students to help us produce a monthly news bulletin on what is happening in Troon and maybe we could use the likes of Troon Library to host this.

“But I would stress no money is involved. It’s purely voluntary, although people would gain some experience.” Anyone interested in helping should contact Joe Dorfman through his Facebook page.