AYRSHIRE is set to feature on the small screen once more as fans of the hit BBC drama Shetland get ready to enjoy the eighth series of the crime drama.

Though set on the islands which give the series its name, many scenes from the show have been filmed across Ayrshire over the years - with the latest having been recorded during the summer of this year.

The new series kicks off on BBC One on Wednesday, November 1 at 9pm.

Crews were spotted on the Old Largs Road near the boundaries of North Ayrshire and Inverclyde. 

The show has previously been filmed across South Ayrshire, as well as at Irvine Beach last year.

The latest series of the show will be the first without Douglas Henshall DI Jimmy Perez, as detective Ruth Calder, played by Ashley Jensen, takes charge. 

The six-part series will see the detective return to Shetland on the trail of a vulnerable witness, with gangland murder, animal deaths and old family relationships coming to the fore.

The show is based on the books of the same name, created by author Ann Cleeves.