A HISTORICAL bust in Cumnock has been covered with a mask amidst the coronavirus pandemic. 

The tribute to Keir Hardie that sits outside the Town Hall has had the medical mask added around its face amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. 

Hardie, the first leader of the Labour Party in Britain, moved to Cumnock in 1881 to work as a journalist. 

He was also the secretary of the Ayrshire Miners Union and later the Scottish Miners Federation.

His bust outside Cumnock Town Hall was unveiled by Hardie's daughter Nan Hughes, Provost of Cumnock in August 1939, on the eve of the Second World War. 

Thansk to Tommy Samson for sending in the picture.