Local police have been praised by their efforts in keeping everyone safe during the Covid19 pandemic.

During the monthly crime report at Fairlie Community Council meeting, police highlighted there had only been a few crimes in Fairlie, including a vandalism, and a fraud, and while the victim was local, the fraud would appeared to have originated from down south and was currently being investigated.

Following the report, Community councillor David Nairn said: "During the present crisis, the police out on the frontline dealing with all the incidents locally, it is appreciated.

"You are putting yourself and your family at greater risk. so thank you very much."

And the comments were endorsed by community council chairman Rita Holmes and fellow members who also thanked the officers.

Constable Simon Windsor replied: "No problem at all, it is all part of the job and thank you for the good wishes.

"It has been a strange start to the year but hopefully we get back to better days soon."