Irvine youngsters hope to spread some festive cheer around the town, despite the coronavirus putting a stop to the usual Christmas fun.

Irvine Youth Forum are encouraging residents to get their entries in for this year’s Christmas Window Competition – open across the whole of Irvine.

The first prize winner will be given the big £50 prize, with £30 up for grabs for second place and a cool £20 note lined up for third.

There will also be a selection of runner up prizes to bring a bit of festive cheer amid the unprecedented circumstances for locals and especially key workers.

Residents must register their entries by Saturday, December 5 by sending their name and address to irvineneighbourhood or text 07500973214, with entries open to all addresses within the KA12 and KA11 postcode areas of Irvine.

Organisers say entrants will be informed of the specific day a photograph will be taken of each individual window.

We reported previously how the youngsters of Irvine Youth Forum would be taking the lead on Irvine’s annual switch on event – before the worldwide coronavirus pandemic put a stop to most social gatherings.

Council officer Liz Sullivan said: “Sign up and get involved. Good luck everyone.”