Part of Cumnock's Glaisnock Street is to remain one-way for "a few more months" whilst safety work is carried out, council chiefs have revealed.

A section of the street was fully closed back in October due to a 'collapsed wall'.

A one-way system was then brought into operation in November to allow some flow of traffic.

Now it has been revealed that the street may not reopen fully for an undetermined number of months.

Work is being carried out to find a safe solution for the surrounding area.

East Ayrshire Council revealed to the Chronicle that the work is set to continue.

David Mitchell, chief governance officer advised: “In general terms we continue to engage with our technical consultants to identify alternative works packages that would address the best and worst case scenarios and in early course we will meet with the owner of the adjacent building to try and agree a way forward.

“The road closure has been reduced to one lane but due to the technical complexity and multiple ownership of the buildings/site it is likely that will need to remain in place for a few more months to facilitate the identification and delivery of a suitable solution.

“In the meantime we continue to engage with all relevant parties to try and progress this to a permanent and acceptable outcome.”