VISITSCOTLAND have partnered with the Ballantrae Trust and Craigiemains Garden Centre near the village.

The garden centre, which includes a café, Alfie the donkey, miniature railway and children’s play area, has joined a network of VisitScotland Information Partners (VIPs), committed to providing visitors with local information.

Marie McCulloch from Craigiemains Home and Garden Centre said: “We’re delighted to join the VisitScotland Information Partner programme.

"We have worked closely with the Ballantrae Development Group and now the Trust to create an information point for locals and visitors within the garden centre."

By working in partnership with the Ballantrae Trust, a dedicated information point for visitors has been developed within the garden centre located on the Ayrshire Coastal Path.

Andy McAlpine from Ballantrae Trust said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Craigiemains to develop this focal point for visitors.”

VisitScotland Regional Director Annique Armstrong said: “Craigiemains Home and Garden Centre is a fantastic addition to our network of VIPs.

"They have worked closely with the local community to ensure that visitors receive a high standard of customer service and sound local knowledge."