South Ayrshire’s amber weather warning came to fruition as a golf course shed roof blew off – smashing into a nearby cemetery.

Gusts of wind blew the roof sheeting from a golf shed at Troon Links golf course into nearby Troon Cemetery on Wednesday.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the freak weather incident but two headstones have been left damaged.

A close up of the damage

South Ayrshire Council closed off the area and put in place a ‘danger, keep out’ notice, which asks the public to avoid the area until it is deemed safe to do so.

There remains limited access to the old cemetery but it will reopen fully after safety checks have been completed.

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A dog walker, who spotted the aftermath, said: “I noticed the damage when I was out with the dog and shortly after saw the council blocking off the area and putting up a danger notice sign.

The area will reopen when safety checks have been completed

“It must have been some gust of wind to blow the shed roof off as they’re usually fairly sturdy.

“It’s so lucky that no one was out walking at the time it happened or they could have been badly hurt.”

A council spokesperson said: “High winds led to a roof blowing off a shed in the adjacent golf course.

“The roof ended up in the old cemetery, thankfully there are no reports of any injuries, but there is limited access to the old cemetery as a precaution.

“The roof is being removed and we will carry out repairs on the damaged headstones.

“The old cemetery will reopen fully once safety checks have been completed.”

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