A section of Glaisnock Street in Cumnock, which closed due to a "collapsed wall" more than a fortnight ago, is to remain shut for an extended period of time.

Earlier last month, we reported how, as result of some high level stonework becoming unstable and collapsing during demolition works at numbers 12-16, a part of the street shut to vehicles and pedestrians

The closure was initially set to be in place for "a minimum of two weeks" but with it now entering its third week, the council say they are looking to undertake the necessary remedial works "as quickly as possible" following a recent site visit from structural engineers.

The council has cautioned that "some level" of road restrictions will be necessary until the work is fully completed. 

The relevant diversions are still in place, with people able to access Townhead Street via Lugar Street.

A spokesperson for East Ayrshire Council said: "Officers from the our building standards, facilities and property management and Ayrshire Roads Alliance met on site with consulting structural engineers last week to further assess the situation. 

"We anticipate that the structural engineers’ report will be issued during the next few days.

"Following this we shall implement report’s recommendations and carry out the necessary remedial works as quickly as possible. 

"As always, the safety of the public, our workforce and contractors is our highest priority. Unfortunately this means it will be necessary to continue with some level of road restrictions until this work is carried out.

"Ayrshire Roads Alliance website will post updates to these restrictions as soon as we have agreed a programme of remedial works."