Members of Clyde Coast and Cumbraes Men's Shed celebrated their first 'Shed Christmas' by holding a buffet lunch.

It has been heralded by organisers as "another significant event in the history of our wonderful shed".

The Men's Shed opened in March and has received a shed-load of support from local businesses.

It aims to be self-sufficient by raising its own funds through the selling of crafts produced at the centre.

They are going through the asset transfer process at the moment to take over the Brisbane Centre from North Ayrshire Council - with plans to expand what is already on offer.

A spokesperson for Clyde Coast and Cumbraes Men's Shed said: "Thanks to our membership and everyone who has supported us for making the last 10 months in the Shed a wonderful experience.

"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all from Clyde Coast and Cumbraes Men's Shed."

Membership is free and open to people from West Kilbride, Fairlie, Skelmorlie, Cumbrae and Largs.

The Men's Shed took over the Brisbane Centre in Bath Street earlier this year and is normally open on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

For more details about the group, visit