Eglinton Country Park's visitor centre and catering store were broken into last night.

Despite nothing apparently being taken during the raid, North Ayrshire Council they say they were dispappointed after windows were smashed and cabinets were forced open in the property.

The centre was closed all day following the raid but North Ayrshire Council have since said they expect it to reopen as usual tomorrow morning.

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “We were extremely disappointed to learn of the break-in at Eglinton Country Park’s visitors’ centre, which happened in the early hours of Friday morning.

“It appears that both the catering store and the visitors’ centre were targeted and, although nothing was taken on this occasion, there was considerable damage with windows smashed and cabinets destroyed in an attempt to access the contents.

“The cost of repairing the damage obviously means that money which could be spent on providing a great experience for visitors will have to be diverted elsewhere.

“Sadly, this is just the latest in a series of break-ins at Eglinton and, while we look at ways to improve security at the park, we would also appeal for the public to help safeguard one of our best-loved landmarks.

“We would urge anyone with any information about the incident to contact Police on the non-emergency number 101.”