Plans to create two new aparthotel suits in the centre of Ayr have been given the green light. 

Proposals for a category B listed building at 21 Wellington Square were put forward by 3 Sigma Ayr, last year. 

The company is looking to convert currently vacant office space into boutique aparthotel suites.

The suites would provide overnight accommodation for UK and overseas guests, with a particular focus on the area's golf market.

Each suite would include a living space with a large sofa, high speed internet, a small kitchenette, desk, double bed and shower room. 

Access will be via a digital keypad, and there will be one private parking space per apartment at the rear of the property. 

The plans were approved by council officials last months, with a condition that work must begin within three years.