THE redevelopment of Port Edgar Marina has taken a major step forward after Buzzworks was appointed to run a new restaurant at the marina in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh.

Buzzworks Holdings – which manages nine prestigious venues including Elliots, Scotts in Troon and Largs, Lido venues in Prestwick and Troon, The Treehouse in Ayr, The Longhouse in Kilmarnock, The Mill House in Stewarton and their newest venue The Corner House in Kilwinning – now has over 400 employees and had a turnover of more than £15 million in the last financial year.

The family-run business founded by Kenny, Colin and Alison Blair, is excited to be expanding Buzzworks and launching its first restaurant in the east of the country. It is expected to open at the marina before the end of 2017 after an extensive fit out programme and will create around 60 new jobs.

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The creation of the restaurant marks a milestone for operators Port Edgar Holdings, who took over the running of Port Edgar Marina from City of Edinburgh Council in April 2014. The council’s Edinburgh Leisure division had been running the marina since 1998.

Russell Aitken, managing director at Port Edgar Marina, said: “Port Edgar has a rich and varied history. We’re delighted that Buzzworks has chosen to locate its next restaurant at the marina.

Kenny Blair, Buzzworks Holdings MD, said: “This is another ambitious step forward in our continued growth strategy as we branch out from the west of Scotland.”