Cllrs Toner, McDowall, McIntosh, Convery, Saxton and McFarlane, Arlene Gordon and her children, and officers from the Council.
Local residents and visitors to Troon are making full use of the new cycling and walking path at South Ayrshire Council's Troon Darley golf course.
Using funding from Sustrans the council has constructed a pathway that can be used for cycling or walking. The new pathway extends the already existing local cycle network and provides an additional link to the National Cycle Network 7 route.
Councillor John McDowall, Environment and Sustainability Portfolio Holder for the Council said: "The link path goes around the perimeter of Troon Darley golf course provides a convenient off road route for local residents and visitors to the area who want to access Troon town centre and other local amenities.
"The new pathway has significantly reduced the potential for conflict between golfers, cyclists and walkers who can all enjoy themselves undisturbed.
"The new track provides a great link for pupils travelling to and from Marr College and Muirhead Primary School and for people who want to make use of it to travel to other schools, sports fields and other facilities."
To encourage more people to cycle to and from school the Council has developed a new electronic mapping system, Routes to School, to assist parents and pupils to select a suitable route when travelling to and from school.
Councillor McDowall said: "The new facility on our website is easy to use and helps people who would like to get up and active and cycle or walk to and from school.
"Simply log on to South Ayrshire Council's website and enter a postcode, house name or single line of an address and the colourful new mapping system will show you any road safety facilities such as traffic lights, school crossing patrols and cycle routes.
"By encouraging active travel to school we are helping our children maintain and improve their physical and mental well-being.
"Fuel is so expensive these days that if parents choose to leave their car at home and walk or cycle with them they could feel a boost in their purse and their health."
Local resident and parent, Arelene Gordon said: "We regularly use the pathway, my husband cycles it daily on his way to work and I often use it for an evening run. It's also a great off road route to take our children along."
Routes to School can be viewed at Routes to School and Routes to School (Mobile version).
Every endeavour will be made to keep the mapping updated however the Council cannot guarantee that the aids included in it will be available at all times.