More than 250 former Ayrshire College students collected prizes at the 15th John Mather Trust Awards.

The John Mather Trust rewards Ayrshire College graduates who have learned a trade and gone into employment, an apprenticeship or set up their own business within the past year.

Those eligible for a John Mather award attended at the Riverside Lodge Hotel in Irvine on Wednesday, March 6, received a set of tools of the trade to help them in their careers.

This year, students from aeronautical engineering and renewables, horticulture, motor vehicle, trades, beauty therapy, complementary therapies, hairdressing, make-up artistry and hospitality - all received tools of the trade.

Carol Turnbull, Principal of Ayrshire College, said “This event is an inspiring occasion as it lets us celebrate the skills of our talented students with their families, friends and the employers they now work for. We would like to thank the John Mather Trust for giving so generously to our students once again.”