Ayrshire College is to continue taking in new students for the forthcoming academic year.

The college’s principal, Carol Turnbull, has sought to assure the public that despite COVID-19 affecting the way they do things, that they’ll be accepting new pupils come August.

She did admit that things might not be business as usual as they wait on the development of the pandemic.

Ms Turnbull, in a video message aimed at the wider Ayrshire community, said: “The college will open its doors again and we will be with our friends and colleagues again. We are a huge part of the Ayrshire community and we’ll be an essential part of Scotland’s economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis. I want you to know that the college is here to support you and to give the information you need.

“The college is open for business - we are just operating a bit differently. We are here right now to offer any help you need.

“For those of you who want to come to college next year, we’re here to help you choose a course that’s right for you. You’ll see lots of activity on social media just now, full of ideas of courses and careers you can start with us.”