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15 December 2019

Edinburgh publishers among winners of inaugural Scots Language Awards

30 September 2019

The first annual Scots Language Awards ceremony saw nominees and the audience from right across Scotland head to Glasgow to celebrate the Scots Language, before enjoying live performances from MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018 Singer of The Year Iona Fyfe, musician, actress and comedian Julie Duncanson, and folk singer/songwriter Steve Byrne at an exciting evening ceremony held in Glasgow's Mitchell Theatre on 27 September 2019.

Itchy Coo / Black & White Publishing won Scots Business o the Year and a book published by them - Diary o a Wimpy Wean by Jeff Kinney, tr by Thomas Clark - won Scots Bairn's Book o the Year.

The full list of winners are:

  • Scots Writer o the Year, sponsored by Scots Language Centre - Morna Young​
  • Scots Media Person o the Year ​ - Billy Kay​​​​​
  • Scots Bairn's Book o the Year, sponsored by Scottish Government - Diary o a Wimpy Wean by Thomas Clark
  • Scots Speaker o the Year - Frieda Morrison
  • Young Scots Speaker o the Year, sponsored by Education Scotland - Iona Fyfe
  • Scots Teacher o the Year, sponsored by the Scottish Qualifications Authority - Kirsty Crommie (Deanburn Primary, Falkirk)
  • Scots Schuil o the Year, sponsored by Itchy Coo and Black & White Publishing - Hawick High School, Scottish Borders
  • Scots Project o the Year - Doric Film Festival
  • Scots Business o the Year - Itchy Coo/Black & White Publishing
  • Scots Performer o the Year, sponsored by TRACS - Gary Robertson

For more details, see the Scots Language Awards website.