The official date for the grand opening of the Cutty Sark Centre in Ayr has been revealed.

An opening event will host fun for all the family on Saturday May 13 from 10am until 4pm at the High Street site.

There will be activities including face painting, Bookbug sessions, performances from local artists and a few more surprises on the day.

The dedicated space, which sits beside the river Ayr, will be used to celebrate local art, history and culture.

£5m was spent on the project which included demolition, site clearance, rebuilding of the historic quay wall, extensive landscaping, and construction of the new community building.

Esme Clark from the nearby Ayr Grammar Primary School won the competition to name the building ‘The Cutty-Sark Centre’.

Councillor Alec Clark, portfolio holder for Tourism, Culture and Rural Affairs, said: “The Cutty Sark Centre has certainly opened up the whole area to the historic River Ayr and brought leisure and life back to the bottom of Ayr High Street.

“The opening event is set to be a fantastic day showcasing all that the facility has to offer.”