The Royal British Legion Scotland's Saltcoats, Ardrossan and Stevenston branch will be holding special services to mark the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

On June 6, it will be 80 years since Allied troops landed in France to begin the fightback against the Nazi regime.

And the Legion branch will mark the occasion with services in Stevenston, Saltcoats and Ardrossan's Garden of Remembrance next month. Representatives of Three Towns secondary schools will also be in attendance.

The branch will also be holding a function to commemorate D-Day on the following day at Ardrossan Indoor Bowling Club.

Legion branch president Paul Coffey said: "On Thursday, June 6 we are planning a remembrance/commemoration service at 11am, at Stevenston, Saltcoats and Ardrossan’s Garden of Remembrance memorials.

"We are hoping members of the public, schools and academies will join us on the special 80th Anniversary of the D Day landings and what was the beginning of the end of the war in Europe and took away the Nazi threat forever (we hope!)

"There will be wreath laying and speeches are welcome from any individuals or organisations who wish to contribute to the service and blessing.

"Memories from those locals who remember the announcement of the landings would also be welcome."

As always, the Legion will be holding a D-Day function, but for this special year, it will be starting with a silent auction of collectables, some associated with D Day or World War II.

The event will start at 7.30pm at Ardrossan Indoor Bowling Club, in Glasgow Street. Tickets are available from branch members.