New Cumnock’s own Sir Tom Hunter has shared the positive news that he has officially received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Taking to social media, the businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist posted on Twitter that he was “very excited” to have received a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Posting a picture of him pointing enthusiastically towards his vaccine leaflet and donning a tartan blue face covering, Sir Tom thanked NHS Scotland and praised the process as “very efficient”.

It was reported last week that more than 50 per cent of Ayrshire residents have now received their first vaccine, well above the national average.