Efforts to bring a shower facility to Millport solely for campers and sailors have been delayed for up to a decade, locals fear.

A bid for CARS funding to turn the old wash house within Garrison Grounds into a shower facility for campers and sailors had been rejected on the grounds that this provision would form part of the new flood protection scheme and allied pierhead developments.

Under the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) programme funds are provided 'in order to support cohesive heritage-focused community and economic growth projects within Conservation Areas across Scotland'.