Following a further incident of livestock worrying on Arran, dog owners in Ayrshire are being reminded of their responsibility to prevent such an offence.

Livestock attacks and worrying is the phrase used when a dog attacks or worries livestock animals in rural and farmland areas.

It usually takes place when dogs, even those well-trained, are off their leads and they scare or attack livestock animals.

Dog owners should utilise a short lead to prevent their dog coming into contact with livestock.

Under certain circumstances, land owners can shoot a dog if it is attacking or causing distress to their animals.

A police spokesperson said: "Police Scotland Ayrshire is committed to tackling rural crime. We chair, drive and focus activity for Ayrshire Partnership Against Rural Crime APARC.

"This partnership consists of over 20 relevant rural organisations including NFU Scotland, Scottish Land & Estates and Scottish Crofting Federation.

"If you have any information regarding rural criminality, contact 101. For guaranteed anonymity, call Crimestoppers Scotland on 0800 555111."