A popular Cumnock restaurant and pub has announced that it will be changing hands very soon.

The current owner at The Thistle Inn on Glaisnock Road announced this week that, after 13 months of running the business, it will be changing ownership.

The Cumnock eatery was transformed last August after ownership was changed.

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Since then, owners have provided the locals with their food, putting on Christmas-themed evemings and even running a special kids deal for families during the summer holidays.

No official date has been set for the change, but those at The Thistle Inn said it would be happening "very soon".

A 'To Let' sign has also been erected on the outside of the building.

The owners said: "We have some news for you, it’s been a blast serving you all over the last year, however all good things must come to an end.

"The team at the Thistle would like to thank you all for our continued support over the last 13 months.

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"We have loved every minute with you guys and are really proud of the transformation we have made to the wee place.

"We will be handing over the reins to someone very soon, date and who that will be is yet to be confirmed but as soon as we know, you will too.

"Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. We hope that you will continue to support us until our very last day. It’s been our pleasure."