A WEE COUNTY couple have been blown away by the support of their community after the opening of their new dog grooming salon.

Lisa McIlreavy and her fiancé Linzi Wilson opened Masie's Dog Grooming salon in Tillicoultry on Saturday, October 5.

Masie's, named after Lisa and Linzi's own dog, now sits where Blades Hairdressing used to after previous long-term owner Sandra Dunion retired in 2018 and handed the keys over to Lisa.

And now, a lifelong dream has been realised by the couple following the launch of their salon which will offer a number of services for family pets.

Lisa has almost 20 years of experience in dog grooming and she was the previous manager of Pets at Home in Stirling.

She is also a member of the Groomers Spotlight, who champion and promote fully qualified dog groomers.

Lisa said: "We are so happy to finally open and my dream of owning my own salon has finally become a reality.

"We couldn't have hoped for a more welcoming response from the local community."

Linzi and her family know the area well having lived their whole lives in Tillicoultry and she is marrying Lisa this year.

The shop has had a busy first week with people who don't even have pets popping in to say how the salon is brightening up the high street.

With the two women having quite different backgrounds, they will each bring unique skills to the business with Lisa handling all the grooming, while Linzi, a chartered accountant to trade, will maintain the books.

The salon will also be a real family business with Linzi's parents Tommy and Anne also offering to help out around the shop and at reception.

Masie's is also supporting the Guide Dogs charity and had two training dogs at their open day.

Services offered include full groom, bath and brush and de-shedding and guide dogs will be offered 15 per cent off.