A LARGS couple who won £161 million on the Euromillions have announced their intention “to divorce amicably”.

Chris and Colin Weir, who scooped the EuroMillions prize in 2011, also confirmed in a statement they had been living apart “for some time”.

The couple from Largs have been married for 38 years and have two grown-up children.

A statement issued on behalf of the couple said: “It is with deep regret that Chris and Colin confirm they have been living apart for some time and intend to divorce amicably.

“There will be no further comment.”

Colin, a former STV cameraman, and Chris, a former psychiatric nurse in Greenock, made the Sunday Times Rich List with their win eight years ago.

The pair set up The Weir Charitable Trust in 2013, spent £800,000 on Largs Thistle and gave local tennis prospect Ross Wilson £50,000 to train at the academy Andy Murray used.

Partick Thistle Football Club also received investment from the couple which led to the youth set-up being rebranded the Thistle Weir Youth Academy and a section of their Firhill Stadium being named the Colin Weir Stand.

They also defended making a donation of £1 million to the independence campaign ahead of the 2014 referendum, and continued donating to the SNP afterwards.

The couple are understood to have been living apart for nearly a year.

Last August it emerged the couple owned separate mansions after Colin signed over a property the couple had bought together in Troon to his wife.

He bought a £1.5m waterfront home a few miles away while Christine, 62, - known as Chris - had sole ownership of £3m Frognal House in Troon.

They also bought £850,000 Knock House, a four-bedroom detached home in 23 acres of gardens and woodland on the outskirts of Largs.