ALTERATIONS had to be made at a vaccination centre in Largs after a lack of space inside left scores of people waiting outside in freezing temperatures.

Largs Councillor Ian Murdoch took up the matter after being contacted by constituents following the incident at Inverclyde Sports Centre during Thursday's cold snap.

He said: "As a result of concerns raised about people waiting outside in the cold, I contacted the council's head of health and social care for assistance.

"I have just received confirmation that they have changed the venue around to accommodate more indoor waiting space."

Largs man Jim Lamont was one of the first through the doors and was full of praise for the care he received.

He added: "It was a first class service from the resilience and NHS teams. I was taken straight into the centre and looked after all the way."

Cllr. Murdoch was also contacted by residents in Stakehill last Wednesday morning over concerns around making it to the vaccination centre in time as a result of icy roads and pavements.

He said: "I managed to ask North Ayrshire Council to get the area gritted after a lady raised concerns with me. I also asked for some of the higher parts of Brisbane Glen to be gritted as people were struggling to get access."

There were over 2,000 vaccinations administered over three days last week while a shuttle bus was also in operation from the Vikingar to the Inverclyde Sports Centre.