AN 81-year-old woman has been airlifted to hospital following an accident on the A76 this morning.

The road was closed after a grey-coloured Vauxhall Corsa collided with a tree between Cumnock and New Cumnock at around 9.20am.

The woman is in a stable condition in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow with "non-life threatening injuries".

Police Scotland are now appealing for information. Sergeant Ian Thornton, Divisional Road Police Unit, said: “We are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the A76 this morning who may have seen this vehicle prior to the incident, or witnessed the incident take place to come forward.

“You may have encountered this vehicle without realising and have dash-cam footage that can help us.

“Anyone with information should contact police via 101, quoting incident number 0823 of Friday 7 September 2018.”