SCOTTISH Water has issued an update on the ongoing sewer pipework at Ayr Harbour which could see a street closed for a month.

Part of the sewer pipework became dislodged at the weekend, and Scottish Water officials have been undertaking repairs.

South Harbour Street has remained closed from the bottom of Fort Street to New Bridge Street and the utility firm confirmed that after assessing the damage the disruption is likely to last up to a month.

Scottish Water has since provided an update in an online video and text statement.

A spokesperson said: "We have successfully installed over-pumping to manage any environmental impact and removed the damaged sections of the pipe.

"The sewer is only accessible during low tidal times which unfortunately extends the time it will take to complete the repair.

"Work will continue through the coming weeks during low tide periods to inspect the damaged area and reinstall the pipework.

"The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has been informed and we will continue to liaise with them.

"South Harbour Street will remain closed from the bottom of Fort Street to New Bridge Street for approximately four weeks, in order to carry out the work safely.

"All traffic management has been agreed with South Ayrshire Council.

"We appreciate that this is causing significant travel disruption in the town and we ask that people follow the local signage in place to navigate the area safely. Where possible we recommend finding alternative routes to avoid this area completely.

"We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding."