A busy Ayrshire road has been named one of the worst for potholes in the whole of Scotland. 

Data compiled by comparison platform Confused.com has highlighted the number of pothole complaints across the country. 

Great Western Road, a major artery through Glasgow, came top of the list, with the A703 between Peebles and Leadburn having the second highest number of complaints. 

However, Irvine Road in East Ayrshire, which runs from Kilmaurs to Cunninghamhead, was labelled the third worst in the country.

In total, more than 123,000 potholes were reported to councils in Scotland last year, Confused.com reported.

Louise Thomas, a motor expert with Confused.com car insurance, said: “Although the harsh winter months are almost behind us, potholes are still proving problematic for drivers.

"That’s as pothole reports in [Scotland] reached more than 123,000 last year. And across the UK, data shows how reports totalled almost 1 million – a 24 per cent increase compared to 2020.

“There’s no denying that the UK has a pothole problem, and the UK Government has dedicated more funding as a result.

"But for some drivers this isn’t enough. Especially if they live in high risk areas, where wet and colder weather means problems are more likely to arise.

A survey of 2000 UK drivers was conducted between February 5 and 9 by OnePoll on behalf of Confused.com.