OUTDOOR play equipment in a Kilwinning park has been destroyed "beyond repair" after an alleged deliberate fire-raising incident.

A trampoline in the town's McGavin Park was reportedly damaged on Tuesday afternoon, with a social media video appearing to show two young suspects setting fire to a bin.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said a crew attended the scene shortly before 4pm yesterday following "reports of a rubbish fire" in the park.

Kilwinning councillor Donald Reid said: "We are looking for any information to support the park CCTV images we now have of the incident.

"Sadly the trampoline is beyond repair and Kilwinning Community Events will need to secure funding to remove the item and consider a longer-term plan.

"I’m aware from the video the park was busy and the public were quick to phone the fire service.

"We have good images of the two males suggested, 12 or 13-year-olds involved, black trousers, white shirts.

"One wearing a black jacket with black rucksack. This boy had thick, heavy, messy, dark hair. The other no jacket and a distinctive backpack.

"To help with timings it was around the same time the two council vans left the park. Those in the park have confirmed this was prior to the Academy end of day bell."

A spokesperson for the SFRS said: “We were alerted at 3.51pm on Tuesday, June 14 to reports of a rubbish fire within McGavin Park, Kilwinning.

“Operations control immediately mobilised a fire appliance to the location and firefighters extinguished the fire.

“Crews left the scene after ensuring the area was made safe.”

Sergeant Allen Dodds of the Kilwinning Locality Policing Team said: “Officers are aware of reports of a fire at McGavin Park at around 4pm on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

“Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident 2141 of June 15.”