A DOCUMENTARY about the importance of the sands at Ardeer has reached over 2,000 viewers online.

And now the documentary is set to become part of North Ayrshire’s Heritage Archives making it firmly part of the area’s history.

Jack Dickson, a playwright who produced and directed the documentary, says the highlight has been hearing the memories of people who worked and lived at Ardeer.

“This has been the toughest job I have taken on as I was writing, directing and producing but I have to say it was worth all the blood, sweat and tears,” said Jack.

“Talking with so many people who have shared their photographs, knowledge and memories and watching Shifting Sands with them virtually and hearing their responses to the film has been overwhelming

“I wanted Shifting Sands to bear witness to all that has happened at the Ardeer Peninsula over the last 150 years and these memories from these working class people can often be overlooked.

“I am proud of everyone involved and I would like to thank them for making this a very special project.”

And Jack was delighted that Shifting Sands is becoming part of the heritage of North Ayrshire.

Jack went on: “To be part of North Ayrshire’s Archive of Future Material is fantastic and I feel as though we have highlighted the importance of Ardeer for generations to come,

“I was thrilled to be contacted by the cultural services team and I feel that people will be able to listen to the stories that have been shared and also understand the importance of the sands at Ardeer .

“We are not finished highlighting the importance of these sands and along with our campaign to keep Africa House from being torn down, there is a lot happening .”