A LARGS-BASED MSP has backed the idea of a dog park in Largs after being contacted by a local resident.

Laura Crumlish has reached out to Jamie Greene explaining how she believes elderly dog owners and the disabled would benefit from a facility which would allow their pets to roam free within an enclosed space under the watchful eye of their owners.

Laura initially contacted the News about her plan - and she says she has been met with plenty of positive feedback since we ran her story.

She said: “It would be great to have a set place in Largs for dogs to go and play, particularly for people like myself who work long shifts, older people, or those who are less physically able.

“The response has been overwhelmingly positive and owners believe a dog park would improve their dog’s wellbeing – my own dog Harley would love it too.

“It’s also great that Jamie as an enthusiastic dog owner and is keen to push this idea on our behalf at a local level. I look forward to hearing what the council’s position on it is.”

Mr Greene has written to council leaders to gauge their opinions on the proposed park, and he says the benefits of a dedicated area for dogs are clear.

He said: “Largs is home to hundreds of dog owners and the benefits to local residents of a dog park are obvious.

“I am writing to the council about this proposal and I’d like to thank Laura for pushing this idea.

“I’m hopeful that my own dog Astro and her dog Harley can cross paths at this proposed facility in Largs in the near future.”