A bid to save the Largs Yuletide late night shopping event has been made by a voluntary organisation in the town.

It may seem far too early to talk about Christmas when we are just into August, but the matter cropped up at a recent meeting at Largs Library.

With the steering group behind the Largs BID business group standing down at the end of March, it has provided a dilemma towards the best step forward for the town.

Largs councillor Ian Murdoch told the community council: "It would be a shame not to have the Yuletide this year, so Largs Events group is looking at running the yuletide this year."

Cllr. Murdoch, who helped set up Largs Events four years ago to run festivals and events in the town, said: "Without the Largs BID or the former Initiative group who used to run the pre-Christmas event, we are looking at running the Yuletide instead.

"Something needs to be done to save it.

"One of the best suggestions put forward by one of the Largs Events committee was to have a traditional yuletide,

"In recent years, there have been road closures, and fireworks, and we don't want any of that, and we want to bring it back to the way it used to be, and make it a big community event with choirs and shops willing to do their bit.

"With the fireworks display taking place at 8.20pm, some of the shops had to shut earlier than planned because everyone headed down to the seafront to see the show."

"Let's try and keep them open this year."

The festive event has been running in Largs for over 30 years, with fairground ride attractions, and shops offering discounts as well as mulled wine. It is also an important night for local groups such as Largs Rotary and Largs Thistle F.C who regularly have stalls at the big occasion, and two years ago, an open top bus was provided to allow Paralympic silver medal swimmer Abby Kane the opportunity to show her medal to the whole town.