A rapper from Ayr has been crowned as one of the hottest new acts in the country.

Bemz, who spent his late teens and early 20s in Ayr, was named BBC Introducing's Scottish Act of the Year at an event earlier this week.

The 28-year-old tweeted: "Just want to take this time to thank all my peoples, from the get go.

"This is for the scene man, we are on one right now and I hope to see us shine and get our accolades more this year.

"Big love to every single person who's streamed/downloaded and just been there and supported the music. I am grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you."