Passengers have been evacuated from a Scots train station due to a fire in a nearby building.

ScotRail said it has received reports that the emergency services are attending a fire in a property near the railway in Ayr.

**** UPDATE: The line to/from Ayr has now reopened ****

Local reports suggest the derelict Station Hotel is ablaze. 

The rail operator said the station has been evacuated "as a precaution".

All lines in and out of Ayr are currently blocked to allow the emergency services access, ScotRail added.



The Scottish Fire & Rescue Service confirmed to The Herald that crews are currently in attendance at the scene.

Six appliances were mobilised after the alarm was raised at 3:36pm on Sunday, a spokesperson said.