Staff at Muirkirk Primary and the Early Childhood Centre have been doing their best to raise the spirits of their pupils by making posters for them.

They said: “All staff have been missing the children so much, they decided to create some posters and messages for them. Thanks to Mr Bob Norman, who now owns the old Muirhead’s Shop on Main Street, Muirkirk, the staff were able to decorate the window of the shop with their posters and messages for all the community to see, in a bid to make Muirkirk smile.”