A top Scottish comedian says he is owed money from an Irvine bar woman after previous complaints from former staff of not being paid.

Stand up Raymond Mearns said he is owed £300 from Amanda Finnigan after helping put together a comedy night for the Lyrics boss.

He said: “I am owed from a show I promoted on May 27.

"They wanted to run comedy as part of their offering so I put a proposal to her to provide four acts on the night.

“I’m not aware what promotion the venue did but we promoted things from our end on social media. The fee was agreed the event went ahead and at this time I am still owed £300 (£200 plus £100 court costs).

"I have found this process to be very frustrating.

“I’m not really annoyed for myself but one of the comedians is still owed money from the show and that makes me feel bad as I had booked him for the gig but Lyrics won’t pay the full fee.

"I tried everything to sort this but Amanda consistently refused to take my calls.”

"I have since had to raise an action using simple procedure via Kilmarnock sheriff court to recover the money."

Former employee of Home Bar Marc Smith earlier told the Irvine Times that he had not been paid since Mrs Finnigan took over.

This followed on from another previous employee Samantha Currie complaining of being fobbed off for wages on social media.

Both since confirmed they have since received payment from their former employer after complaining publicly.

Amanda Finnigan was contacted but did not respond.