TODAY we can exclusively reveal campaigners' vision for the new-look Millport Town Hall.

The News has been given access to the designs for the project, which will be put on public display later this month.

Architect selected by the Friends of Millport Town Hall came up with the plans after being asked to design a 'community hub with heart' for the island.

As well as performance space, the new venture will have a dedicated heritage centre and a community hub.

They were also given the brief of coming up with a flexible centre with level access which can have a wide spectrum of uses.

Consultant and architects will attend a community presentation event on Saturday March 30 in DA Hall at 11.30am, where the plans can be viewed and discussed.

Members of the Friends of Millport Town Hall will also be on hand from 11am with free tea and coffee.

However plans can be reviewed beforehand during a brief display in the Garrison House Foyer on Monday March 25.

It is hoped that the exciting new development will bring employment, skills training and volunteering opportunities for the whole community.

Campaigner Angie McCallum, pictured, said: "Friends of Millport Town Hall have engaged O’Donnel Brown, an award winning Glasgow based architectural practice, and Thomas Laurie OBE FRICS as lead consultant.

"Tom has had a long association with community focus groups, and with his experience as a council member of the Scottish Arts Council has an insight into the cultural, social and economic needs of communities.

"The plans which have been achieved show a building that is capable of multi-function use.

"Spaces have been created that will provide a community hub, heritage centre, space for art and cultural events, as well as having the capacity to generate much-needed income.

"The community will have the opportunity to take ownership of this building following hopes of an asset transfer from North Ayrshire Council.

"The Millport Town Hall Charity will be run by the community for the community, with free membership."

Everyone is welcome to attend the presentation which will have a question and answer session, as well as an opportunity at the end to complete a short questionnaire to gauge people's views and opinions on the plan.