South Ayrshire Council is celebrating after winning a top award at the RAF Benevolent Fund Award.

The local authority took home the gong for Outstanding Support from a Group or Organisation.

South Ayrshire Provost, Iain Campbell, and leader of the council, Martin Dowey, accepted the award at the fund's annual awards ceremony in London.

Now in its 12th year, the RAF Benevolent Fund Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution and support provided by partners, fundraisers and volunteers.

The council was shortlisted for, and subsequently won, the award for 'exceptional support assisting the Fund with reaching, informing and supporting the RAF Family across Scotland and the wider UK'.

Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot, chief executive at the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: "The awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise all of the great work that allows us to continue supporting RAF veterans, serving personnel and their families and making a real improvement to their lives.

"Many congratulations to all this year's winners including South Ayrshire Council for their inspirational enthusiasm, support, and generosity, which has been wonderful to see.

"From everyone at the RAF Benevolent Fund - thank you."

Provost Campbell said: "I was absolutely humbled to accept this award on behalf of South Ayrshire Council. It's magnificent, our working relationship with the fund is so rewarding.

"The council is looking forward to the upcoming International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight in September, which will be another fantastic event where we can support the Fund further."

The RAF Benevolent Fund is the council's charity partner for The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight, which is set to return to the Ayr shorefront on September 6 and 7.