Young teens in Largs got the opportunity of some free basketball sessions thanks to a new summer activity event to promote physical activity.
Police officers in the town have joined forces with partner agencies and community groups to offer sporting activities for young people this summer - including free basketball and football sessions.
As well as bring health and social benefits, the Largs Street Sports Project has been launched in response to recent concerns around youth disorder locally.
Organisers hope that by providing a safe space where teenagers can participate in sport throughout the summer, it will provide a positive diversion.
Police Scotland have teamed up with KA Leisure, North Ayrshire Council, Sporting Pathways Scotland and representatives of Largs Thistle to devise a full programme of activities which been running throughout the school holiday period.
PC Thomas Arthur, of the North Coast and Cumbraes Locality Policing Team, said "Through the project we aim to provide a safe environment, encourage healthy active choices for local young people away from potential peer pressures and to help them disassociate themselves with antisocial behaviour. We know the majority of young people are well behaved and we want to ensure they have positive options at key times."
The teens are pictured at the recent basketball session at Anderson Park in Largs.
Picture: John Keachie.