Plans to construct a holiday lodge on Arran have been approved.

The two-bedroom building is to be constructed on Margenaish Farm, on the south-east of the popular Ayrshire island.

Hailed as 'Scotland in miniature', demand for self-catering holiday accommodation on Arran is "exceptional" according to the applicant.

Robert Miller lodged the plans for his farm that's been in his family for almost 100 years.

Mr Miller says that it's becoming "increasingly difficult to run a viable farm on Arran" and he wants to diversify into the tourism sector to provide a reliable income stream, a supporting statement says.

The site near the village of Kildonan offers seclusion and "superb" views of the countryside.

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The design statement from Mr Miller reads: "The proposal is for the siting of a two-bedroom lodge constructed to BS3632 standard with a pitched roof and cedar clad walls.

"It is proposed that the lodge will be accessed by the existing driveway which was used for the previous caravan.

"This site would be sheltered on the west side by a line of existing trees and hedgerow. This site is not visible from the road."

North Ayrshire Council approved Mr Miller's blueprints with conditions.

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