Works at two major housing developments in Ayr are continuing at pace. 

South Ayrshire Council has confirmed that works are on schedule at the Mainholm housing development and on the site of the town's old high flats.

A total of 160 new affordable homes are being built on the site of the former Mainholm Academy site, with a mix of one, two, three, four, five and six bedroom properties.

The new homes will be available to rent, will be energy efficient, and some will be modified to ensure they have full wheelchair access.

A council spokesperson said: "Contractors are fitting roof tiles and carrying out drainage works. Kitchens are also being fitted and painting is taking place."

Meanwhile, 75 new homes will be built in the heart of Ayr, with affordable flats built on the site of two former tower blocks.

A council spokesperson added: "Ground floors are beginning to take shape at the ongoing Riverside Housing project in the town centre."

Ashleigh Scotland Ltd, who were appointed by hub South West Scotland will build 43, one bedroom properties and 32, two bedroom properties at the site.

The project, which will cost around £17.2m including a £6.7m contribution from the Scottish Government, is set to be completed in May 2025.