The Scots Language Awards stairt at 7pm at Gardyne Theatre, Dundee.

This year’s Scots Language Awards will be 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

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:

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