Two pupils have been taken to hospital after taking suspected legal highs at school.

Emergency services were called to Kilwinning Academy just after 11am this morning (Friday).

The 16-year-old boys were taken to Crosshouse Hospital.

One pupil has since been released from hospital and the other boy will stay in overnight.

Police and ambulance crews were then called to the school again over concerns for two other pupils.

The boys, also 16, were checked by paramedics and did not require hospital treatment.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Two 16-year-old male pupils at Kilwinning Academy became unwell whilst at school. 

"They have both been taken by ambulance to University Crosshouse Hospital where they are currently being assessed.

"A further two 16-year-old male pupils were also examined by paramedics at the school as a precautionary measure as they had been in the company of the two who had become unwell, however these two were found to be well." 

"One pupil has since been released from hospital and the other will stay in overnight."

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “We are working with our colleagues in Police Scotland in relation to this issue and are willing to provide support to the pupils and families affected.”