A man has required stitches after an accident at the Flatt Road council housing development site.

Councillor Alex Gallagher, of the ruling Labour administration of North Ayrshire Council, confirmed the situation.

He said: "There's been an accident at the Flatt Road building site.

"It is minor injuries I believe but the crane needed to right an overturned roller.

"Flatt Road may close for some time."

The £21.5m housing development - involving the construction of 122 homes - replaces the former Largs Academy - and is due to open at the turn of the year.