SOUTH Ayrshire schools are set to close for a number of days due to strikes.

Schools across Scotland are in for multiple days of closures as EIS, NASUWT and AHDS union members take strike action in the new year.

South Ayrshire Council has urged parents to make alternative childcare plans ahead of the mass closures of primary schools on Tuesday, January 10 and of secondary schools on Wednesday, January 11.  

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Five of the council’s early years centres will remain open on Tuesday, January 10: Cherry Tree, Girvan, Prestwick North, Space Place, and Wallacetown. 

Strikes are also scheduled for January 25.