South Ayrshire residents who plan to let their properties during this summer's Open Championship at Troon are being encouraged to make sure they know the rules.

The Open takes place at Royal Troon from July 14 to 21, with thousands expected to descend on the town to watch the world's best golfers go head-to-head.

New short-term letting regulations mean that all properties must have a temporary license before accepting bookings, even it's only for a week. 

It can take several months to approve a temporary licence, so the council is urging renters not to leave it too late. 

To begin a temporary licence application, go to