The closure of Irvine’s historic Low Green Footbridge will be extended for another month.

The structure has been undergoing refurbishment works since early this summer, meaning it had to be closed to the public during the duration of the works.

While it had originally been hoped to re-open the footbridge this month, the council say the 'complex nature of the works' has meant it will remain closed for a further few weeks.

A spokesperson for North Ayrshire Council said: “The footbridge dates back to 1884, therefore special care has been taken to ensure replacement components are fabricated properly and fitted safely, in keeping with the historic nature of the bridge.

“We hope that residents understand the need to ensure that the work is carried out properly and sensitively.

“Based on progress to date, the improvement work is scheduled to be completed by the end of October although we will try accelerate the programme where possible.

“We would like to thank members of the public for their patience while we complete this important project.”