Cumnock will have a big part to play in the first ever 'Scotland Loves Local Week' when the campaign gets under way in a few days' time.

Businesses, community groups and councillors will come together next week to promote the week and get the high street booming again.

The national campaign, launched by Scotland’s Towns Partnership, will become an annual event to promote and encourage people to shop local and support their own communities.

It will run from August 28 until September 3.

In East Ayrshire the council is working with Cumnock Business Association and local community groups to produce an innovative local campaign featuring businesses and organisations to build support for local commerce.

Highlights of the campaign will include a spotlight feature on Mauchline’s Mossgiel Farm, which uses pioneering eco friendly methods to produce premium milk from pedigree Ayrshire cows.

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Supertattie, East Ayrshire Council’s school meals mascot, will also feature, while STV’s popular weather presenter, Sean Batty will visit the area to support community businesses using local produce and creating sustainable jobs to boost the local economy.

For shoppers, there’s also an opportunity to take part in a free competition to win one of three £50 East Ayrshire Gift Cards.