A PAIR of Kilwinning Scout leaders played their part in a piece of British history earlier this month.

Two youngsters, Fraser Chisholm and Katie Roy, from the troop were selected to represent Scottish and UK Scouting at the King Charles III's Coronation.

The duo from the 19th Ayrshire Kilwinning (Explorer) Scouts headed down to London on May 4, flying into the city's Stanstead airport.

Here, they joined other members from Scouting at the UK Scout HQ, Gilwell Park, London where they met up with Scouts from the UK and from across the Commonwealth.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: The pair at at the UK Scout HQ, Gilwell Park, London.The pair at at the UK Scout HQ, Gilwell Park, London. (Image: Submitted)

Following this, they were briefed on the voluntary roles which they would be carrying out come coronation day on Saturday, May 6.

Katie was located right at the heart of the action - opposite Buckingham Palace - one of the busiest areas on the day.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Katie Roy on location at Buckingham Palace.Katie Roy on location at Buckingham Palace. (Image: Submitted)

Fraser was stationed at Green Park, with the Royal Park one of two in the city which was packed into by crowds, with screens erected to show the day's events.

It meant an early morning start for both, who completed their roles assisting members of the public throughout the day.

Both Katie, from Kilwinning, and Fraser, from Saltcoats, have been involved in Scouting from a very young age.

The pair have made memories that will last a lifetime, with the coronation perhaps the 'crowning moment'.

Speaking following their return to North Ayrshire after the event, the pair spoke of their immense pride at being part of such an occasion.

Katie said: "It was an honour and privilege to take an active role in the King's coronation as Scouting ambassadors for Kilwinning, North Ayrshire and Arran and the south west region."