A unique festival celebrating the life of Robert the Bruce is being held in Maybole later this year.

It is believed that Robert I, arguably one of Scotland’s greatest kings, was born in North Carrick, at Turnberry Castle to be exact, in 1274.

This year, on the 750th anniversary of his birth, the North Carrick Community Benefit Company is promoting the area as the birthplace of Bruce with a festival at The Glebe in Maybole.

The aim of the event, on July 13 from 12pm to 5pm, is that North Carrick will become known as ‘Bruce Country’ and more people will visit.

A spokesperson said: "We hope local people and visitors will join us for a free afternoon of jousting, history demonstrations, and fun activities for all ages.

"Don't miss this unforgettable tribute to Robert the Bruce."