Primary schools in Largs and Millport have been serving up a gold standard for school dinners.

All primaries in the district, as well as early learning centres, have received gold accredited status for championing environmentally sustainable food sourced by local suppliers.

The council has retained the 'Gold Food for Life Served Here' award for the seventh year running.

Awarded by Soil Association Scotland, the prestigious accreditation recognises the council’s continued commitment to serving up delicious and healthy meals.

Council cabinet member Jim Montgomerie said: “We are proud of our continued record in using local produce and supporting businesses.

“Our pupils are able to enjoy some of the finest school menus anywhere in the country.

“We are one of only two local Scottish authorities to hold the 'Gold Food for Life Served Here' award, and the only authority to hold it for every primary school and early years setting, so parents can rest assured that their children are getting the very best local produce available.”

As well as using organic produce, all the milk, yoghurt, cheese, seasonal fruit and vegetables are from Scotland when available, the eggs are free range from a local farm and fresh fish is marine certified sustainable seafood and fully traceable.