A woman has appeared in court charged with selling drugs to teenagers at a residential school near Cumnock.

Elizabeth Scott McMichael denies supplying Class B and C drugs to teenagers and being in possession with cocaine at the Cronberry House residential care unit.

The 51-year-old is alleged to have supplied cannabis to one young person, now aged 20, at the Muirkirk Road facility on various occasions between November 11, 2020 and January 17, 2021.

She is also accused of supplying cocaine to another young person, now aged 16, on a single occasion between August 21 and December 24, 2021 at a car park on Woodland Road.

She faces a third charge of possessing cocaine at the childcare unit, which is run by Inspire Scotland, on September 3, 2022.

Ms McMichael, of Back Rogerton Crescent, Auchinleck, pleaded not guilty to all three charges on the Crown's indictment when she appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court.

Defence solicitor John Adams and the procurator fiscal depute asked for the pre-trial first diet hearing to be deferred to a later date.

Sheriff Mhairi McTaggart said: "I will grant the motion, but I want to see a bit more progress next time."

Bail was continued and Ms McMichael will return to face the allegations at a later date.

All accused persons reported in the Chronicle are considered innocent unless they later admit or found to be guilty.