Heartfelt tributes have been paid following the death of a nine-year-old girl in New Cumnock on Monday afternoon (September 18).

People from all over the community have spoken of their shock and sadness as they try to come to terms with news of the tragic events, after police confirmed that nine-year-old Naomi Sarah Ferrans died after a crash involving a tractor in the Castle area of the town.

The A76 road had been closed for a number of hours, but Naomi was pronounced dead at the scene, police confirmed.

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The tight-knit community of New Cumnock was quick to pass on hundreds of messages of condolences to the family of the girl involved.

Floral tributes had been left on the corner of the former Trotters building, close to New Cumnock petrol station.

One bouquet of flowers read: "Your love and light will be sorely missed but our memories will last forever."

Cumnock Chronicle: Tributes in New Cumnock.Tributes in New Cumnock. (Image: NQ Archive)

Glenafton Athletic confirmed that a minute's silence would be held before their next match against Irvine Meadow on Saturday, September 23.

Ayrshire East Scouts shared their own tribute, saying: "The thoughts of everyone within the district are with her family, friends and fellow members of the Scout group."

A spokesperson for New Cumnock Community Fire Station said: "Following the tragic news that has devastated the village earlier today [Monday, September 18], everyone at New Cumnock Community Fire Station would like to send our heartfelt condolences to all of the family."

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Linda McAulay Griffiths, chief education officer at East Ayrshire Council, said work will be done to support those affected by the tragedy.

She said: "Our thoughts are with all involved at this very sad time.

"We will be working closely with the school and together we will do all we can to help and support those affected in the coming days."

Local representatives were also keen to pass on their well-wishes.

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Allan Dorans said in a post on Facebook: "Saddened to hear the tragic news today from New Cumnock, where a young girl has lost her life in a road traffic incident.

"My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends and the close knit community of New Cumnock."

Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley MSP, Elena Whitham added: "Today's heartbreaking events will come as a shock to all of us, and especially to the close knit community of New Cumnock.

"My thoughts and deepest condolences are with all involved during this incredibly difficult time."

While Cumnock and New Cumnock councillor, Jim McMahon said: "My thoughts are with the community of New Cumnock tonight. The tragic events of today makes us all appreciate how precious life is."