This year’s Scots Language Awards is being held in Dundee this evening at the city’s Gardyne Theatre efter twa wiks o voting.
The event stairts at 7pm wi tickets available for £16.75 an £9.75 for concessions fae the Gadyne Theatre website. Alternatively, the awards can be livestreamed fae hame for £6 fae www.scotslanguageawards.com.
There are 12 prizes up for grabs, wi several nominations already announced for individual awards. The awards an nominations are as follows:
Janet Paisley Services to Scots Award – tae be announced this evening.
Scots Project of the Year, sponsored bi Scots Radio:
- Eemis Stane
- Palavra Escocesa
- Essential Scots-Polish Dictionary, Dictionaries of the Scots Language
- The Maiden’s Leap with Historic Environment Scotland and Perth High School
- Keith TMSA Festival
- Linen Hall Library Ulster Scots Competition & Pamphlet
- Coleraine College Anthology with Ulster University
Scots Business of the Year, sponsored by Scots Language Society:
- The Laurel Bank Hotel, Markinch (for extensive use of Scots on the notices and artworks all over inside and outside the hotel. Including phonetic transcriptions.)
- ReStore, Lossiemouth
- Thomsons Butcher, Dundee
- Coorie, Broughty Ferry.
Scots Champion Award – tae be announced this evening.
Young Scots Writer o the Year, sponsored bi the National Library of Scotland:
- Jaimini Jethwa
- Harry Josephine Giles
- Lesley Benzie
- Liz Lochhead
- Ann MacKinnon.
Scots Media Person of the Year, sponsored bi Dictionaries of the Scots Language:
- Natalie McMath (wee Scottish book club podcast)
- Doric Dad (TikTok)
- Aiberdeen Mannie (Instagram)
- chrisreid25875 (TikTok).
Scots Bairns Book of the Year, sponsored bi the Scottish Government:
- Wheesht! Susi Briggs (Foggie Toddle)
- Doric Nursery Rhymes for Loons & Quines, translations by Gordon M Hay, illustrations by Rosemary Cunningham (Doric Books)
- The Itchy Coo Book o Aesop’s Fables in Scots various (Itchy Coo)
- The Tint Aig, Aaron Gale (Doric Books)
- A Series o Scunnersome Events, The Boggin Beginnin, Thomas Clark (Itchy Coo).
Scots Speaker of the Year, sponsored bi the Scots Language Centre:
- Jackie Ross (Aiberdeenshire)
- Marjolein Robertson (Shetland)
- Billy Kay (Dundee).
Scots Teacher of the Year, sponsored by Scottish Qualifications Authority:
- Catherine Mackenzie, Deputy Head Teacher, Gretna Primary
- Diane Anderson, Deputy Head Teacher, former Principal Teacher of English, and Education Scotland’s Scots Language Coordinator, Morgan Academy, Dundee
- Andrew McCrae, Perth High School
- Amanda Dunn, Shortlees Primary School, Kilmarnock
- Irene McFarlane, Strathallan School, Perthshire
- Scott Shields, Craigiebarns Primary School, Dundee
- Miss Morrison, Cardinal Newman High School, North Lanarkshire
- Simon McMahon, St Andrews Primary School, Dundee
- David Scott, Maisondieu Primary School, Brechin, Angus.
Scots School of the Year, sponsored by Itchy Coo / Black & White Publishing:
- Morgan Academy (Dundee City Council)
- Gretna Primary School (Dumfries and Galloway Council)
- Perth High School (Perth and Kinross Council)
- Newhill Primary School (Newhill Primary School)
- Lossiemouth High School (Moray Council)
- Prestwick Academy (South Ayrshire Council)
- St Rose of Lima Primary School, Glasgow (Glasgow City Council)
- Mearns Academy (Aberdeenshire Council)
Scots Book of the Year, sponsored bi the Scottish Book Trust:
- Deep Wheel Orcadia Harry, Josephine Giles (Picador)
- Be guid tae yer Mammy, Emma Grae (Unbound)
- Norlan Lichts Lesley Binnie, Sheena Blackhall & Sheila Templeton (Rymour)
- There’s Ma Mammy Wavin, Josie Neill (Drunk Muse)
- Poèmes Ecossais, Paul Malgrati (Blue Diode)
- Hard Roads an Cauld Hairst Winds: Li Bai an Du Fu in Scots, Brian Holton (Taproot).
Scots Performer of the Year, sponsored bi TRACS:
- Jo Freer
- Alan Reid aka Bundy
- Katie Barnett
- Hamish MacDonald