A landowner is taking legal action to remove Travellers from a Kilwinning industrial estate.
The group has set up camp on private land in West Byrehill, near the former council building Montgomerie House.
A fleet of caravans and other vehicles are currently on site, some blocking pathways.
Eyewitnesses have reported seeing rubbish strewn across the area, with dogs running loose and a goat on site.
The local authority, North Ayrshire Council, this week said the land owner has taken moves to evict the Travellers.
A spokesperson said: “We are aware of the unauthorised encampment at West Byrehill Industrial Estate in Kilwinning.
"The area is private land and we are in regular contact with the land owner.
“The land owner is currently taking legal action for the removal of the encampment from their land.”
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