PRIMARY schools and nurseries in the Cumnock area are set to receive extra parking spaces for bikes and scooters thanks to a funding boost.

Auchinleck Primary School and Early Childhood Centre and New Cumnock Primary School and Early Childhood Centre will both gain the additional spaces.

It comes as East Ayrshire Council confirm they have received increased funding from Transport Scotland. The additional spaces are welcomed by several schools who had expressed an interest.

The funding is also set to benefit a footpath which will provide a safe and attractive circular walking route for Mauchline.

The B743 Hilltop Path project will connect the path network to the east of the village and will mean pedestrians have a dedicated path rather than having to walk on the road.