POLICE are warning that there could be major congestion at Irvine beach park this weekend - and say that they'll be using drones to monitor the gathering.

An annual 'car cruise' event is due to take place in the area on the evening of Sunday, May 28.

Cruise Irvine is due to take place at 7.30pm - with car lovers from across the country expected to flock to the North Ayrshire cost for the event.

The 'May Mayhem' event, which has taken place for a number of years, has often led to massive tailbacks of traffic at Irvine's popular beach park.

And Police Scotland, who will be in attendance at the event, have issues a warning to all planning a trip to Irvine this weekend to be aware if the increase in traffic.

Inspector Craig Beaver of Ayrshire’s road policing unit said: “We anticipate that a large number of people will attend this event with their vehicles, and members of the public are advised that congestion in the area is possible.

“There will be a visible police presence at the event and in the surrounding area. Local officers will be supported by specialist units such as Police Scotland’s air support unit, who will be present with drones to assist in the safety of all involved.

“Anyone planning to attend the event is asked to ensure their vehicle is roadworthy and their driving documentation is in order should they be required to produce it.

"Any instances of inappropriate driving or anti-social behaviour will be dealt with accordingly and could result in your vehicle being seized.

“We want everyone to enjoy the event and we will be working with our partners to ensure everyone’s safety.”