The body of a young girl has been found in the grounds of a former hotel in Port Bannatyne this morning.
The heartbreaking discovery was made at 9am, following a call to the police at 6.25am this morning about a missing six-year-old girl.
A search was undertaken to try to locate the child, which led to the grounds of the former Kyles Hydro Hotel at 9am.
Police have launched an investigation. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances of the incident.