RECYCLED railings from a former care home have found a new home at Ardeer Church.

Parishioners of the church had contacted Stevenston Councillor Davina McTiernan when they found out the Caley Court residential home was to be demolished, including the decorative railings surrounding the facility.

Councillor McTiernan said: “My constituents asked if the railings could be saved and re-used at the Ardeer Church.

“It took a bit of organising, but eventually North Ayrshire Council’s Building Control Section agreed to exclude the railings from the Caley Court demolition contract, meaning they could be saved and re-used.”

Councillor McTiernan then contacted construction firm Ashleigh Building, which agreed to remove the railings and install them at their new home outside Ardeer Church.

She added: “I am grateful to Derek Davidson, Area Director of Ashleigh Building, and everyone at the company who worked to see the railings moved to the church. It’s great to see people willing to carry out work for the benefit of the community.”

The Reverend Dave Sutherland said: “All at Ardeer Parish Church thank Councillor Davina McTiernan and Derek Davidson of Ashleigh Building for the fitting of these railings which replaced the original railings removed during the renovations a few years ago.

“We welcome the opportunity in going forward to extend the good partnership links with North Ayrshire Council arising from this excellent piece of work.”