A 23-year-old man who died at the weekend after a crash between a bus and a van on a major Ayrshire road has been named by police.

Gordon Stirling, 23, was the driver of a single decker Stagecoach bus which collided with a white Ford Transit van on the A77 at around 5.30pm on Monday, August 14.

Mr Stirling, who was from the Crosshouse area, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow with life-threatening injuries.

Police previously announced that Mr Stirling died in hospital on Saturday, August 19.

The van driver, a 42-year-old man, was also taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with serious injuries. His condition is described as serious but stable.

Inspector Craig Beaver of Police Scotland's Ayrshire Road policing unit said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr Stirling at what is a very difficult time for them. 

"Our investigation into the circumstances of the crash are continuing.

"I would ask anyone with information, including dash-cam footage, who has not already spoken to officers to please get in touch. 

“If you can assist, please call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3147 of Monday, 14 August, 2023.”