A new exhibition is set to open in Beith commemorating the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

The fascinating exhibition, which includes a look at life on the home front during the Second World War, is being brought to the Townhouse by Beith Cultural and Heritage Society and is set to open on Tuesday, June 4.

That same week, on Saturday, June 8, the society will be holding their popular plant sale and coffee morning from 10.30am to 1pm.

Why not pop in to see the exhibition, have a coffee and purchase a plant or two?

All will be made welcome, with admission to the exhibition and coffee morning free, though donations towards running costs are welcome.

On Wednesday, May 22 at 7.30pm the Cultural and Heritage Society welcome back Alex Hall, where the World War II theme will continue. Alex is talking about 'The Siege and Relief of Malta 1942.'

On Tuesday, May 28 at 2pm, Allan Richardson has kindly agreed to repeat his talk 'The History of Beith Furniture.' This will be held downstairs and is wheelchair accessible so if you missed Allan earlier in the year, please come along.

Admission to the talks is free to members, otherwise £2.

Society memberships are now due, at a cost of £10 per year, or £15 per couple. This gives free access to their talks and the regular 'Bellman' newsletter.

The society's annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at 7.30pm and they look forward to welcoming all members.

The society was founded in 2006 with the aim of preserving memories and artefacts from the town of Beith and nearby villages and hamlets of Gateside, Barrmill, Greenhills, Burnhouse, Hessilhead, Longbar and the Den.

Since 2010, the group has leased the historic Beith Townhouse, built back in 1817, from North Ayrshire Council.