North Ayrshire Council has commissioned a major study into the housing needs of communities on Arran and Cumbrae.

The study will begin this week and will give the Council an up-to-date picture of both islands' housing needs, along with any issues that affect people already living on the islands or planning to move there.

The research is funded by North Ayrshire Council and will be carried out by independent research company Craigforth.

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