Organisers of the popular Ayr Show have confirmed that the agricultural event will go ahead this weekend following news that a case of BSE, commonly known as mad cow disease, was discovered on an Ayrshire farm.

Restrictions on movement have been imposed at the farm where the case of classical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was identified.

The animal’s offspring and cohorts have been traced and quarantined.

The animal did not enter the human food chain, and the owners are working with authorities on next steps and were praised for their quick response.

Three others farms with connections to the case also imposed restrictions.

The Ayr Show is set to take place at Ayr Racecourse on Saturday, and its organisers have confirmed that no changes will be required.

A spokesperson said: "Just to reassure everyone in light of the announcement today regarding the confirmed case of BSE in Ayrshire.

"Ayr Show will go ahead, with no changes required to our jam packed fun filled day. It has been confirmed by Scottish Government this poses zero risk to our show.

"We look forward to welcoming you all tomorrow to Ayr Racecourse…. Remember bring your sun cream."