A POPULAR Ayr pet shop has closed its doors for the last time.

Fishkeeper Ayr on Holmston Road made the"now closed" announcement via social media on Sunday, January 22.

The intial announcement of the store closing permanently caused shock across Ayr and the rest of the country who used the store for its specialist items and help.

Fishkeeper will now be working out of its Braehead store near Glasgow.

The shop, which was located inside Dobbies Garden Centre, took to Facebook to say: "We are now closed!

"Thank you to all of our loyal customers for their support over the years.

"We’ve had a busy final couple of weeks and have really appreciated the kind and supportive comments

"We’ll be moving to our sister store Fishkeeper Braehead and hope to see you again soon."