A SECOND protest is taking place in a bid to save Largs Library hub from the axe.

Largs Writers' Group has arranged the demonstration after a previous march through the town attracted almost 60 people.

Organiser Jack Muir says he hopes the upcoming next Wednesday will be 'higher in profile' then the first march earlier this month, which saw people carrying placards walk from the library to the pier.

In a bid to spark more interest, the event is happening in Gallowgate Square.

In a call-out to the community, Mr Muir said: "Every user of Largs Library Hub, our purpose-built community hub, is invited to join us at Gallowgate Square at 2pm on Wednesday 6 November.

"This will be our second short walk to protest about North Ayrshire Council's proposed closing of this well-used building. It is something that Largs is lucky to have and we must fight to save it.

"Asset-stripping and down-sizing local facilities is de-grading. This is cultural vandalism by the council.

"As well as joining us on the day, I'd also ask people to sign our online petition, or put their name to a hard copy within Gavin's in Aitken Street, Hallidays Chemist, the Cancer Research charity shop or Nardini's at The Moorings.

"I'd say young or old, please join the fight and prevent this potential loss of our local library."

The online petition is available to sign at www.change.org/p/north-ayrshire-council-save-largs-library-no-move-to-vikingar

Mr Muir added: "North Ayrshire Council will decide whether to relocate the library at their cabinet meeting on 13 November.

"They say they need to make savings but we must ensure that North Ayrshire Council take account of the views of our local community.

"The views of that community are clear - the Vikingar! building is not fit for this purpose. The only possible motivation for the relocation is to save money.

"This valuable asset would be lost to our community, and would negatively affect the many people who use it regularly.

"The currently library is accessible, welcoming and is vital in reducing social isolation.

"We must fight to protect it and make sure our voice is heard loud and clear."