CUMNOCK and Doon Valley residents are being urged to save the planet by first saving their old clothes.

Locals are being asked to revamp their wardrobes instead of binning them by taking them to Dumfries House’s Sunday Market.

They will learn how to upcycle items as a bid to encourage a ‘zero waste culture’ in the area.

The new clinic will be based at the estate’s former sawmill, now The Textiles Training Centre as part of the Sunday Market on Sunday, April 21 from 11am until 4pm.

Guests are invited to drop off clothing and small electrical items for repair in exchange for donations, with funds used to purchase equipmentfor the vocational training programmes in sewing and traditional building crafts run on the estate by The Prince’s Foundation.

Jacqueline Farrell, education director of The Prince’s Foundation at Dumfries House, said:“The repair clinic will run on a drop-off basis and the team can carry out minor repairs such as mending hems, buttons and tears.

"If you wish a replacement zip please bring a new zip with you.

"Small electrical items can also be repaired, such as hairdryers, kettles, and irons saving them money and resulting in less waste.

“We have some very talented staff at Dumfries House and among the market stallholders, and their expertise will be put to excellent use in carrying out repairs.”

Visitors to the 2000-acre estate will be able to browse Dumfries House estate is now used to help people engage in learning experiences that promote confidence and personal more than a dozen stalls pur veying handmade crafts and fresh, local produce outside the estate’s Coach House Café."