A SERIES of events are being organised by local planning committees in East Ayrshire to combat loneliness.

The free events are designed for local people to come along so they can make new connections, rebuild some old ones and get involved in fun activities.

The campaign is hopeful to tackle this by connecting people together as evidence has shown that loneliness can be very stressful and harmful to your health in the long run.

Events will be held in Kilmarnock, Netherthird, Newmilns and Stewarton over the next month.