A New Cumnock-based company has won a top award for Scotland.

Alexander Muir Funeral Directors' New Cumnock premises was named the best in Scotland at the third annual Funeral Awards.

The new premises only opened its doors back in April, after the team worked to refurbish an abandoned building in New Cumnock.

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Alexander Muir Funeral Directors was established in 1938 by Alexander Muir Esq, whose son, Alex Snr ran the business before retiring in 2011.

Alex jnr then took over the running of the business, assisted by his son Robbie. 

They also have offices in Auchinleck and Kelloholm. 

Alongside winning the best premises, they were also highly recommended for Scotland's Best Undertaker, alongside 24 other companies.

Cumnock Chronicle: Scotland's best premises.Scotland's best premises. (Image: Charlie Gilmour)

Their new premises in New Cumnock - Scotland's best - had been abandoned for over a decade before the family took it over.

Now, almost three years since they took it on, the family and business are thriving and thrilled at receiving this kind of recognition.

Mr Muir said: "It felt really good to win, great to receive some recognition for all the hard work we put into the business to ensure that we provide the best possible service that we can for all our clients.

"The winner is selected by a panel of judges who look at all aspects of the business, from online presence including website, Facebook and customer reviews.

"The funeral awards also look at public nominations, the PR team meet with potential finalists and the finalists must submit a portfolio and supporting statement."

Cumnock Chronicle: The award win.The award win. (Image: Alexander Muir Funeral Directors)

He added: "A panel of industry specialists have the final decision on winners.

"This was a big surprise considering the parlour renovation was just recently completed and opened in April this year.

"A lot of planning and hard work went into the design, making the parlour what it is today, a modern, calming place to conduct a funeral service and meeting place for our clients."