A NEW app is aimed at engaging communities in the North Ayrshire with their heritage.

The Places That We Know app for iOS and Android gives you all the tools you need to create your own professional multimedia trails.

The creators hope heritage groups or organisations, teachers looking for engaging class projects and local enthusiasts with stories to tell will make use of the free software.

Covering the Garnock Valley, the Three Towns, Kilwinning and Irvine, just a few taps on your phone screen will let you can your GPS position automatically as you walk, add points of interest and capture photos or audio recordings on location.

If you want to dig a little deeper, upload larger files or carefully edit your route, you can logon to the Places That We Know website and edit every aspect of your trail with the online editor.

When you’re finished, you can publish your trail to instantly share it with the world through the app.

The app is free to download thanks to funding from the Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

It is part of the wider Places That We Know project for Garnock Connections, aiming to equip local people with tools to preserve, explore and pass on the rich natural and cultural heritage of their communities.

The are currently around five trails available to explore, with another 12 currently being developed by groups right across the area.

You can download it on the App Store and Google Play Store, or come along to the Trail-Making workshop on Thursday, January 30, from 2pm til 4pm at the Greenwood Conference Centre, Greenwood Gate, Dreghorn.

If you want to attend contact Hannah at info@placesthatweknow.org or call 0141 237 8592.