A SHOPPING complex in Cumnock will remain closed to the public "until further notice" after a fire at the weekend.

The blaze at Cumnock Factory Outlet caused "substantial damage" to sections of the building.

A section of the popular shop and café building caught fire in the early hours of Saturday, July 22.

Emergency services attended the scene to extinguish the blaze and make the area safe.

A spokesperson for the business said the fire caused "substantial damage", and that it will remain closed for the time being.

They said: "We are sorry to share with you that our store has unfortunately experienced a fire overnight [Saturday, July 22] and has caused substantial damage meaning that we will be closed until further notice.

"Our team are safe, and we will be working hard to restore our Outlet - please check back for more information as we progress.

"Thank you to the fire brigade for all their help."

Police have since confirmed that they do not believe the fire was started deliberately.

A force spokesperson said: “Around 1.30am on Saturday, July 22, 2023 we were made aware of a fire at a premises on Craigens Road, Cumnock.

“Emergency services attended and the fire was extinguished.

“There were no reports of injuries and the fire is not being treated as wilful.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson added: "We were alerted at 12.49am on Saturday, 22 July to reports of a building fire in Cumnock.

"Operations Control mobilised four fire appliances to the town's Craigens Road.

"Crews thereafter extinguished the fire and worked to make the area safe before leaving the scene. There were no casualties."