A new memorial picnic bench has been placed at an Ayrshire beauty spot in memory of an Irvine man who sadly died this year.

James Doull died in May of this year and a new colourful bench has been unveiled at one of his favourite spots, Loch Doon.

James was captain of the Ayrshire Tigers Powerchair Football Club before his death, with him guiding them to the SPFA Championship title for the 2022/23 season.

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A team of helpers joined in to honour the memory of James at Loch Doon.

His family also spread his ashes at the new memorial woodland at Loch Doon. 

The memorial site was built as a place where people can visit to remember loved ones who enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and beautiful views of the area in years gone by.

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Doon Valley councillor, Drew Filson, who shared the picture of the creation of the bench on his Facebook page, was also dleighted to lend a hand for James' new bench.

He said: "[James] loved visiting Loch Doon to see the ospreys on their nest and coming at night with his mum and family to see the stars from the Roundhouse café.

"It's been an honour to help James' mother and the family to place a special colourful disabled picnic bench in memory of James at his favourite place.

Cumnock Chronicle:

"The family and I would like to thank Brian Meechan, landlord of the Roundhouse café, for giving his permission for the family to install this lovely tribute.

"The family also scattered James' ashes at the Loch Doon woodland memorial.

"God bless James. An extraordinary young man".