THE Ayrshire property market is receiving a welcome boost to sales because of the booming Glasgow market, according to experts.

Leading property consultancy Galbriath has published its quarterly report into the Ayrshire market with the firm reporting that sales saw a sharp increase due to the heavy demand of residential homes up the M77.

The company claim that sales were up by 54 per cent in Ayrshire during the period which ended on December 31, which compared to the same time last year was up by a healthy 25 per cent.