POLICE say they are aware of people trying to sell alcohol online and will work to ensure the law is abided by.

It follows the launch of an 'Ayrshire Dial a Booze' Facebook page, which appears to be offering people an opportunity to buy alcohol outwith the permitted 10am to 10pm off-sales restrictions which exist in Scotland.

The social media page advertises that it delivers to major areas in Ayrshire such as Ayr, Kilmarnock and Irvine as well as "the surrounding areas".

The service is offering to deliver alcohol to people throughout the county "seven days a week" operating between 10pm and 7am - to capitalise on when shops can no longer serve alcohol.

This type of service is one which has existed across Scotland for a number of years though has often sparked concerns with police.

Top officers have previously said that such services mean that young people can "illegally be supplied with alcohol".

Now, Police Scotland say they will continue their work to crack down on any illegal activity.

Chief Inspector Judith MacGregor said: "We are aware of people who use the internet to sell alcohol and we will work with partners to carry out enquiries to ensure that legislative standards are complied with."

South Ayrshire Council, one of the areas the services is said to be operating in, said it supports the police's statement.

North Ayrshire Council and East Ayrshire Council have also been contacted for comment.

The Ayrshire and Arran Health Board was also contacted, but would not provide comment.