Almost two years on from the fatal Cameron House blaze, there are still no answers as to how the historic hotel caught fire.

Jackie Baillie MSP has revealed a letter she received from the Lord Advocate, W. James Wolffe QC, regarding the ongoing investigation.

There is still no date for when the investigation will be concluded and decisions have not been made about any further proceedings as the second anniversary of the tragic event approaches.

The letter states that inquiries are ongoing and the Crown is awaiting final reports from various agencies.

Ms Baillie said: “I am disappointed that we are no further forward in understanding what happened at Cameron House two years ago. The families of the victims have been incredibly patient as investigations continue but they really do deserve answers.

“As we approach the second anniversary of the fire, I am urging the Crown Office to make progress with the investigation at the very earliest opportunity and provide some closure to this devastating ordeal.”

Simon Midgley, 32, and Richard Dyson, 38, from London, died after flames ripped through the hotel.

It was closed "indefinitely" after more than 200 guests fled the fire on December 18, 2017, which firemen battled for more than 24 hours.

In March this year, plans to reopen and build a major new extension at the hotel, including 70 new bedrooms, were unveiled having been given the go-ahead to restore the historic building.

In June, the first stage of a £2 million transformation of the Carrick resort was unveiled.