ARDROSSAN town centre is to brightened up, after funding was obtained for a mural.

Ardrossan Community Development Trust (ACDT) was successful in securing cash from Sustrans Scotland’s Art Roots Fund to commission a mural on the side of the building at number one Glasgow Street.

Local artist Tragic O'Hara has been handed the job of creating another eye-catching piece of art - though is seeking help for some inspiration.

He has already been involved in engaging the youth from the area with engagement events held at Ardrossan Academy and Winton Primary school.

However, there will be a further public engagement event which will be held this Saturday, June 17, from 12-4pm on the site of the planned mural - at the corner of Princes Street and Glasgow Street.

The artist will be in attendance along with trustee’s from the ACDT to facilitate the event and will be accompanied by North Ayrshire Council's locality planning team who will bring along the community bus.

This will be used to give a space for local children to draw their ideas for the Mural.

ACDT officer Eddie Gibb commented: "It's important that the community turn up to these events and let us know what they want to be put on their mural."

It is planned that the mural will depict famous local events, people and places.

Eddie continued: "One of the ideas was to depict Janet Hendry from Ardrossan, who became Scotland’s first woman pilot.

"It's important people get involved and that the mural depicts the towns past, present and future."