THE last of Tron Court's original traders is set to hang up his scissors in a few weeks' time.

Tullibody veteran Wilson Orr has, with a "heavy heart", taken the decision to retire on Saturday, June 1.

He faithfully served the community for more than five decades from his iconic Tron Barbers shop.

To mark what will be an emotional day, Wilson is inviting customers to say their goodbyes between 3pm and 6pm on his final day of cutting and styling.

Gemma Drysdale, daughter of the late Tron Court stalwart Donald Drysdale who ran the adjacent Tron Café for decades, has known the barber and community man her whole life.

She told the Advertiser: "They've [Wilson and Donald] both very much been pillars of the community; they've done charity work, and obviously served the community."

"He is the last original. Once he retires there is no originals left in Tron Court, that will be really sad, actually."

The 38-year-old praised him for working hard over the years, saying he definitely deserves some time in retirement.

Gemma said that many people will now wonder where they can get a haircut.

Indeed, there are even those who do not live in the town anymore, but visit regularly from the likes of Dunfermline, taking an at least 15-mile journey for the barbers.

One regular left having to find a new place is local Councillor George Matchett.

He said: "I was brought up in Banchory Place alongside Wilson Orr.

"We've grown up more-or-less together, although we've pursued different directions in life, he's always cut my hair.

"Even though I've moved around I've always come back to Wilson to get my hair cut."

Mr Matchett explained the barber matched late Donald in his drive and determination to support the community.

He added: "He always contributed and continues to contribute to community activities with practical and financial support.

"I think the community are very grateful for the contribution he made in that regard."

With retirement around the corner, Wilson said: "It is with a heavy hart the time has come for me to hang up my scissors.

"It has been my joy to cut hair in Tullibody for over 52 years.

"My customers have always been more than just customers to me; [they are] more like friends who I will miss immensely.

"I would like to thank my customers who have supported me over all those years, through themselves and often their own family."

Hoping to see people to celebrate on June 1, he added: "My scissors will stop at 3pm that day, but I would live to invite all my customers to join me from 3pm to 6pm to celebrate those 52 years and say our goodbyes in Tron Barbers, Tron Court."