A Largs man has welcomed the potential arrival of the new Marks and Spencer food store to Largs - and believes it could have additional spin-offs for the town.

David Andrews, who wrote a letter to the Largs and Millport Weekly News, said: "We hear much about the negative effect of big businesses, including supermarkets, upon climate, ecology and the environment.
"Such concerns are not taken seriously enough.
"However I find myself admitting that the advent of a Marks & Spencer Food Hall - they don't define it as a supermarket - will bring much needed lustre and a welcome touch of class to Largs.
"Let me remind News readers and NAC councillors of my two earlier letters in which I emphasised the many ways, as I saw them, by which the town could be hugely improved to reach its potential. Small, independent, imaginative businesses will bring in a much broader range of visitors by offering affordable, interesting and unique products and produce – especially Scottish and international produce.
"I firmly believe it will lead to a more prosperous future for the town, as evidenced by the few outstanding shops we presently boast. They and the Saturday market in Gallowgate Square have made a promising start..
"So I hope Marks & Sparks will set a trend, making Largs a flagship for quality, innovation and a healthy populace."

Read more about Marks and Spnecer's plans for Largs here