A much-loved Prestwick business has ceased trading after 14 years due to a 'huge increase in costs'.

Frame by Frame, based in the town's Clune Drive, blamed a variety of factors on the decision to wind up trading. 

The business undertook framing, mounting, artwork digitisation, fine art printing and more.

Owner Amanda Sommerville has thanked her customers for their support throughout the years, and says she will now "consider other options". 

She said: "It is with much regret that after 14 years of picture framing, I will be closing down pretty much imminently, aside from taking in jobs which can use up framing stock which I have on the shelves.

"Sadly, with the huge increase in cost for framing materials and ever raising ‘minimum order’ thresholds, coupled with the cost-of-living crisis hitting people hard, the business is just no longer viable.

"Trying to keep it alive on only two or three small jobs per month is sadly unsustainable.

"If you do have something needing framed, now might be the time to get in quick to have your pick from the range of frame options I do currently have available, but once they are used up, that is it.

"A huge thanks to all of my customers, from loyal regulars and local businesses to those who have only ever needed a single framing job.

"It has been a pleasure to provide you with a high quality framing service over the years, but the time is right for me to close down and consider other options.

"Many thanks again and all the best for the future!"