Glenafton Athletic have announced that funding has been secured to upgrade the club's Hunter Suite and pavilion.

The club's building hosts hospitality days, as well as housing the club's changing rooms.

'Significant funding' has been secured from The Hunter Foundation, owned by New Cumnock man Sir Tom Hunter, and the Renewable Energy Fund.

The funding will see a refurbishment of the interior and exterior of the building.

Works are set to take place at the start of January.

Glenafton have also secured funding from the New Cumnock Development Trust for the installation of a medical room, with this set to be completed in the first few weeks of December.

Glenafton development officer Seven Kerr said: "The Hunter Suite and viewing rooms were in need of renovation and modernised, and this will allow us to do this.

"We are also going to be making the Hunter Suite available for additional community use, and any community groups that wish to use the renovated facility should get in touch.

"Since the introduction of the floodlights and the pitch renovation that was done in the summer, we have hosted weekly walking football sessions, a walking football tournament that was well attended by different teams, hosted two floodlight matches for Glenafton Athletic, hosted an Afton Active minds game and delivered weekly coaching sessions for kids of different ages through Dylan O'Kane.

"These will continue when the better weather returns, and will remain free of charge for all kids."

He added: "We will also be installing a new roof and windows, and improving the exterior of the building.

"We will continue our plans to develop Loch Park into a community sports hub, and of course continue to work in partnership with New Cumnock Development Trust

"Our main aim now going forward is to secure funding for the installation of a synthetic pitch at Loch Park. This would have huge community benefits, and allow the Loch Park pitch to be utilised fully, all week and all year round.

"We would all like to thank the Hunter Foundation and the East Ayrshire Renewable Fund for their continued support in our effort to turn Loch Park into a fully inclusive community facility."