CalMac's first day of ferry sailings between Troon and Brodick have been hit by bad weather.

Both the passenger and freight sailings from the South Ayrshire harbour have been cancelled for today (Thursday) and tomorrow due to strong winds.

CalMac announced this afternoon that the 4.10pm MV Isle of Arran ferry departing Troon and the 6pm ferry departing Brodick would be cancelled, along with all sailings on Friday.

And the freight-only sailings from the port to the island aboard the MV Alfred have met the same fate.

Confirmation that CalMac would switch from Ardrossan and Troon was confirmed on Wednesday.

The ferry company planned to operate the service from Troon until Sunday.

The MV Alfred has been doing freight runs to the island from Troon since earlier this week, after the shock news that Ardrossan Harbour owners Peel Ports had closed the Irish berth for good.

Troon Harbour had already been selected as the replacement port for Ardrossan when the North Ayrshire harbour gets its long awaited redevelopment.

An announcement is expected from the Scottish Government soon on the future of the Ardrossan project, which has been thrown into some doubt after a revised cost investigation was carried out.