ARDROSSAN town centre just got a whole lot brighter this week.

Local artist Tragic O'Hara has been hard at work on a new mural on the side of the building at the corner of Glasgow Street and Princes Street - right opposite the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald office.

Ardrossan Community Development Trust (ACDT) was successful in securing cash from Sustrans Scotland’s Art Roots Fund to commission the mural.

Work on the wall started on Monday - with Tragic deciding to 'paint it black', before the brighter colours were added.

As you can see from the photo above, the once rather dull brick wall now sports a painting of Ardrossan Castle... and a shark.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: How the wall once looked and, inset Tragic O'HaraHow the wall once looked and, inset Tragic O'Hara (Image: Newsquest)

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

And the pupils were keen to give him their ideas for how it should look.

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

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

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Painting it black at the start of the projectPainting it black at the start of the project (Image: Newsquest)

Keep checking our site for more updates as the work progresses.