Scottish Water have insisted that engineers were out fixing a burst pipe near Auchinleck at the weekend - despite some residents saying they saw no evidence of work being carried out.

Temporary lights were in place along the A76 between Auchinleck and the B713 junction for Catrine from the evening of Friday, January 27 until the following afternoon.

Several people have said that every time they drove past the works, there didn't appear to be any workers there, or any significant work taking place.

One driver said that the road didn't even look like it had been touched, so asked why drivers were faced with the temporary lights.

They said: "I drove through the lights on Friday evening, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon and on every occasion there was not a single worker in sight.

"The road didn't even look as if it had been touched, so what was the point having the lights there at all?

"As if we don't have enough issues with traffic lights on the A76, we've had to have ghost lights that genuinely looked like they were doing nothing".

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Despite these concerns, Scottish Water say that was being carried out to repair a burst pipe.

A Scottish Water spokeswoman said: “Scottish Water attended to repair a burst on a communication pipe on our network near Meikle Heateth Farm, Cumnock on Friday 27th January.

"The repair works was completed on Friday and our contractor attended to carry out the reinstatement work on Saturday 28th.

"The traffic management has been removed this morning.”