A new bus service is set to launch connecting Troon with Glasgow city centre. 

Scottish Citylink will operate the service seven days a week, from March 29, with four journeys in each direction each day. 

The service will offer direct connections with CalMac ferry services between Troon and Brodick, which start on the same day.

The first bus leaves Glasgow at 7.15am on weekdays, whilst the last service leaves Troon harbour at 4.50pm.

At the weekends, the first bus leaves Glasgow at 7.35am and the last leaves Troon at 8pm.

The route will be serviced by the first electric vehicle on the Citylink network - a 47-seat Yutong TCE12 vehicle.

The only direct bus between Troon and Glasgow is currently operated by Stagecoach and runs just once a day in each direction.

The CalMac service is being provided by the chartered catamaran MV Alfred to supplement the ferry operator's sailings between Ardrossan and Brodick.

Simone Walsh, Scottish Citylink's managing director, said: “This new service will allow people a hassle-free way to travel between Glasgow and Troon, to connect with the ferry services to Arran, and is another example of ways that we work hard to join up journeys for our customers. 

“We’re also delighted to be introducing the first electric vehicle on to our network - it’s a great opportunity for us to make this an even greener route - and we hope our customers enjoy travelling on this state-of-the-art coach.”

Fares on the route start from £10 return and tickets can be booked at citylink.co.uk.