Workers are due to install monitoring equipment at the site of an area of "collapsed ground" in the town.

We reported how a section of road outside homes in Thornwood Avenue, Dalmilling, caved in on March 25 last year, and had to be fenced off for safety reasons.

Work had been carried out to ensure the area was made safe.

However, some residents nearby remained worried about the effect of the incident.

MSP Sharon Dowey visited the site to meet with Coal Authority workers last week and was told that the area would be fixed soon.

Ayr Advertiser: Collapsed ground.Collapsed ground. (Image: Coal Authority)

The Coal Authority has confirmed to the Advertiser that contractors are due to visit the site this week to install monitoring equipment at the site.

It was also confirmed a historical mine shaft caused the collapse.

A Coal Authority spokesperson said: “Our contractors are due to return to the site on January 9 to install long-term monitoring equipment. This work is expected to last up to two weeks and road resurfacing will take place shortly after.

“Our investigations found that the collapse was caused by a historical mine shaft at this location.

 “We are not aware of any other issues nearby and, following our work to repair the site, this next step will enable us to monitor the ground and provide further reassurance to those living in the area.”