A POPULAR BBC programme is set to be filmed at Culzean Castle later this year.

Antiques Roadshow will visit the Ayrshire site and wants locals to search for forgotten family heirlooms and missing masterpieces that could potentially feature in the show.

Successful Ayrshire residents could then be invited onto the programme to find out if their mystery object is actually worth a fortune.

Gareth Clingan, operations manager for Culzean Castle and Country Park said: “We are really pleased that the Antiques Roadshow will be able to come to Culzean later this year, and we are looking forward to seeing the treasures that folk from Ayrshire and beyond will be able to share.”

Presenter Fiona Bruce, who will be filming her 13th series of Antiques Roadshow, said she was delighted to be going back on the road in search of treasures.

For the first time in more than four decades, the series will be filmed on a closed set with a small invited audience only, to ensure the safety of guests, production and the wider public.

She said: “Normally we welcome around 5,000 people to each Antiques Roadshow, but of course in these extraordinary times we will have to do things very differently.

“We’ve come up with a new way to safely film the show, yet still bring you amazing items and stories.

The BBC presenter added: “I can’t wait to see what treasures you have hidden in your homes.”

First broadcast in 1979, Antiques Roadshow remains one of the most popular factual programmes on BBC One, with some six million people regularly watching on Sunday evenings.

If you have family treasures or a car boot bargain that you would like the Antiques Roadshow team to explore ahead of a potential appearance on the show, visit their website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mj2y