Noise concerns have been raised over a helicopter 'pleasure ride' hovering over the sky throughout most of the day on Bank Holiday Sunday in Largs and Fairlie.

But Kelburn Country Centre who hosted the event say that they are offering something new for the area and it offers a 'great opportunity' for visitors to take to the skies and admire the beautiful views, with further dates planned.

On Facebook and Twitter, councillor Alex Gallagher was one of many asking why the chopper was flying overhead throughout the day.

The answer lies at Kelburn Country Centre, who were offering helicopter pleasure rides.

The Kelburn website states that flight durations last from 5 to 30 minutes.

Adventure 001 say they are the largest helicopter rides company in the UK and offer helicopter tours from venues all around the UK 'with specialised teams of ground crew who are all fully qualified to ensure you have the most memorable experience and day out'.

The website states that "All flights offer amazing breathtaking views of rural countryside, coastal areas or UK cities."

However, some residents contacted the 'News' and said that they felt the noise was 'intrusive' throughout the day on Sunday.

Jared Bowers, General Manager of Kelburn Castle and Estate explained: "The helicopter tours are part of a partnership with a company called Adventure Experiences 001. They contacted us requesting to be a venue for their scenic helicopter tours as they were keen to the promote the fantastic beauty of the local area. They have only scheduled five flying days at Kelburn this year (4 more left), where their customers start their experience.

"The remaining dates, weather permitting, are 3 June, 12 August, 30 September and 21 October.

"Regarding the complaint, the flight path is carefully mapped out to reduce any disruption to local communities but there will inevitably be noise from the activity. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause for local residents but we feel it's a great opportunity to showcase the local area and a great addition to the local tourism offer, and we've received a lot of positive comments from first time visitors to the area."