There has certainly been a 'buzz' about Scotts of Largs restaurant bartender Ciaran Skinner who has won a top employee of the year award from parent company Buzzworks.

One of Scotland’s largest hospitality groups held a celebration black tie event recently, and Ciaran was delighted to scoop one of the top awards.

The Buzzworks Ball is the biggest event in the groups’ annual calendar and aims to thank everyone within the 500-strong company for their hard work throughout the year. It also offers a backdrop to recognise key employees for their outstanding contribution to making Buzzworks great.

The Ayrshire based hospitality group holds a themed event each year and the 2018 spectacular was inspired by Alice in Wonderland and saw one of its venues transformed to emulate a magical adventure.

Stilt walkers and flame throwers welcomed guests through the ‘rabbit hole’ to Elliots in Prestwick where Bar Training Manager, David Howie mixed up cocktail concoctions on the Mad Hatter's Tea Party Terrace.

Alison Blair, Buzzworks Holdings MD, said: “We are really lucky to have such a fabulous team of people working within our business and it is important to us to show them just how much we appreciate their hard work."