Muirkirk Juniors have become the latest community group to benefit from East Ayrshire Council's defibrillator initiative.

The council launched the life-saving initiative earlier this year, bringing together contractors and communities to provide defibrillators for community use and help save lives.

The initiative is the brainchild of the council’s health and safety and procurement teams, and aims to encourage contractors to donate this lifesaving equipment for distribution within the communities where they are undertaking work.

Other areas including Cumnock, New Cumnock, Auchinleck and Ochiltree have also benefitted from the scheme.

Tivoli kindly donated the latest machine to the football club in Muirkirk, with it set to be installed at the supporters club base.

The whole community will be able to access the machine once it is operational.

A Muirkirk Juniors spokesperson said: "The club received a defibrillator from sponsors Tivoli through an East Ayrshire initiative.Thanks to Tivoli and Councillor Linda Holland for her assistance in our application.

"When this is in operation it will be available for all the community 24/7 and another example of how our club try and be an asset to our wee village."

Councillor Linda Holland added: "Happy to offer my help".

The council also have a full list of locations of current defibrillators in East Ayrshire, how to register your defibrillator and information on how to use and maintain the equipment. This can be found on the East Ayrshire Council website.