ORGANISERS have pulled the plug on a seasonal Easter event which has proved a huge success in Troon for the past few years.

Troon’s Easter Egg Hunt was scheduled for Easter Monday, April 13.

However in light of growing safety fears over the coronavirus, the event has been postponed until a future date to be confirmed.

The announcement came late on Saturday night, 24 hours after the Scottish Government banned mass gathering of more than 500 people on safety grounds.

Plans had been going well for the event with the public responding really well with donations.

And Troon Councillor Craig Mackay had helped make sure the toilets at the venue would have been open for the event.

However with events moving quickly, organisers had no choice but to call a halt to the event.

The announcement of the news came from organiser Caroline Cummings via Facebook.

She said: “Because of coronavirus and safety we have postponed Troon Easter Egg Hunt until a later safe date.

“Also the advice of the government is no mass gatherings.

“Better safe than sorry.

“We hope you understand these safe measures.”

Planning had been going really well for the event.

And donations had been coming in from people across the community.

Troon Conmunity Council had chipped in with a £50 grant.

They are strong supporters of Troon’s Easter Egg Hunt.

And their contribution will help considerably.

Donations are still welcome and the event will eventually be staged.

The donation points are: Day Today, Lang Road, Barassie Stores (sals) Co Op Muirhead, Morrisons Troon, The Poppy Room, and Arc de Bijoux, Ayr Street.