Shops across Ayrshire have announced caps on products to help tackle panic buying in the face of a second coronavirus lockdown.

Some stores have issued notices and put up signage throughout their premises detailing the maximum number of each "key product" you are allowed to buy.

When increased restrictions were announced by the First Minister on Tuesday there were reports of some people panic buying.

Home Bargains at the Rivergate Retail Park in Irvine was left without any toilet roll.

In March, panic buying left supermarket shelves empty with some elderly and vulnerable people having to go without basic essentials.

There was a run on toilet paper, with members of the public bulk-buying rolls.

Flour was also in shortage as people planned to use lockdown to get baking.

Now shops in Ayrshire have issued lists that show caps on products such as hand sanitizer and soap.

Stevenston Post Office and Morrisons in Ayr and Troon have both capped the number of bottles of Calpol to two per customer and the amount of toilet paper to three.

A spokesperson for Morrisons in Ayr said: "Following the recent Government announcement, we’ve seen an increase in demand on key products.

"Therefore we are introducing maximum quantities on selected products from Thursday morning."

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But not all supermarkets have imposed restrictions.

Tesco does not plan to introduce caps on key items and a spokesperson said that the increased capacity for online orders will help prevent any difficulties with customers getting slots.

The chain, along with Sainsbury's, is still giving vulnerable people priority when it comes to online orders.

Marks and Spencer, Lidl and Aldi have also confirmed they do not plan to reintroduce purchase limits.