The next round of Ayrshire school holidays are coming up as we approach the festive season.

Here we take a look at when pupils from each local authority can next stay home and not head into the classrooms.

In all North Ayrshire schools except on Arran, youngsters are off on November 17 and November 20 later this month. 

They will head back into school on November 21, before their regular Christmas holidays in Demcember. 

On Arran, pupils have no holidays until December, when they are off for Christmas from December 25 to 29. 

In South Ayrshire and East Ayrshire schools, pupils will have to wait a bit longer than their North Ayrshire counterparts. 

The next school holiday in both local authorities is for Christmas from December 25 to January 5, with pupils returning for the new term on January 8.