DRUGS worth almost £1 million have been recovered following a police search in Ayr last week.

We reported on Thursday how officers had discovered a cannabis farm in Ayr town centre earlier in the week.

Officers founnd the cultivation within a former toy shop in Newmarket Street around 4pm on Tuesday, February 20. 

Police were seen removing items associated with the cultivation on Thursday, February 22.

It's now been revealed that a cannabis cultivation with an estimated value of more than £900,000 was found.

Police say enquiries remain ongoing.

Sergeant Stuart Lawrie, of the Priority Policing Team in Ayr, said: “This was a very significant recovery which sends a clear message that the sale and distribution of drugs will not be tolerated in our community.

“It also underlines our commitment to the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce and the country’s Serious Organised Crime Strategy, and the determination of our officers to protect people from this harmful criminality.

“Information and support from members of the public is vital to our work and I would encourage anyone with concerns about drugs activity in their area to contact Police Scotland on 101.

"Alternatively you can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”