The route has been announced for a parade being held in Cumnock this weekend.

Thousands of people are expected to walk through the town on Saturday, June 24, for the parade organised by The County Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and Argyll, which follows a rotation of the town where it is staged.

East Ayrshire Council received notification from County Grand Lodge of Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and Argyll of their intention to hold a public procession in Cumnock.

Various streets in Cumnock will be affected by some temporary road restrictions on Saturday between noon and 6pm to accommodate a parade through the town.

The parade route will start at the Flush in Barshare, travel via Townhead Street, Glaisnock Street, Shankston Crecent, Hearth Place, Hearth Road, Ayr Road, New Bridge Street, Tanyard, Lugar Street before returning to the Flush via Townhead Street where the parade will end.

A rolling road block system will be in place to control traffic and to minimise any disruption.

Drivers are being urged to plan ahead before travelling through Cumnock.

According to East Ayrshire Council records, 2,500 people are expected from County Grand Orange Lodge of Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and Argyll.

As well as this, 50 people from Brother James McCombe Memorial will take part in the parade from Auchinleck, along with 60 from Brother William Smith Memorial LOL 38 in Logan, 60 from Rising Sons of the Convenanters LOL 2010 and 100 from Netherthird and Craigens Miners Memorial LOL 212.

Band members are also expected to be coming across from Northern Ireland for the day.