ALDI in Saltcoats is to close for more than three months, the supermarket chain has announced.

The company has now confirmed that the store at The Braes is to close its doors from Monday, August 14 for refurbishment.

The store will not re-open until "late November", though no exact reopening date has been announced.

The closure is to allow for the shop to be adapted, and extended, with some of the prepatory works having been ongoing for a number of weeks now.

Bosses from the supermarket say the closure will, in the long term, be a positive move which will greatly benefit customers at the store.

An Aldi spokesperson explained: “We will close our Saltcoats store on August 13 at 6pm to carry out refurbishment works.

“When we reopen in late November, the store will be in our new layout, which ensures more space for fresh, chilled and food-to-go ranges.

"It will be much brighter with simpler layouts and wider aisles. We will keep the community updated on developments.”

Staff from the Saltcoats branch will continue to work throughout the closure, and are to be relocated to other stores throughout the refurbishment.

Most staff are moving to neighbouring Ayrshire branches during this time - though Aldi says some colleagues have made the decision to work at the Oban store instead.

Aldi's other Ayrshire stores, which will remain open during this time, are located in Irvine, Stewarton, Kilmarnock, Ayr and Cumnock.