Youngsters visiting the Burns Mall in Kilmarnock this week will be treated to a special storytelling show with the loveable Road Safety Scotland character Ziggy.

The free event, on April 2 and 3, is part of a road safety roadshow taking place during the Easter school holidays, designed to equip young children with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to help keep them safe on our roads, both now and later in life.

Together with Ziggy, an alien visiting Earth to learn about road safety, children will enjoy a fun, interactive storytelling show which brings to life important road safety messages.

Exciting giveaways will also be available, including a Ziggy storybook.

The sessions will run six times each day, starting at 10.30am and taking place every hour until the last session at 3.30pm.

In between shows, children can enjoy some colouring in to keep them entertained during the school holidays.

Burns Mall centre manager Paul Wishart said: “We are delighted to welcome Ziggy to Burns Mall for these fun and lively school holiday sessions - a great way for children and families to learn about road safety together.

"I’m sure our youngest visitors will love the interactive storytelling show and be excited to meet Ziggy in person!”

Debbie Nicol, assistant director of Road Safety Scotland, added: “It is important that children are immersed in positive road safety attitudes from a young age, both in the classroom and at home.

“Ziggy is a fun character with an important role and activities like this will help put invaluable skills into practice and create lasting memories.”