The aim of these awards was to showcase the outstanding practice and great things going on in Scotland’s choirs and to celebrate and honour the people who are promoting singing together.
We wanted to hear the stories behind the choirs: What makes it special? What are they celebrating this year? What are they shouting from the rooftops?
The Local Connection award was for choirs particularly connected to their local area or community and was won by the Sick Kids Community Choir in Edinburgh.
The Newcomer award was for a new choir, choir leader or member who began in the last year. Good Man & Friends from Dumfries won this category.
The Milestone award recognised a choir, leader or member celebrating a significant milestone and was won by SoundSational Community Choir in Coatbridge which is celebrating its fifth birthday this year.
The Unique Story award was for a choir with a unique story to tell and was won by the Joyous Choir in Maryhill, Glasgow.
The Young People award was for under 25s involved in choir activities and was won by Shetland based choir, Evergreen.
The judging panel also wanted to recognise those that were highly commended and shortlisted in each category.
Highly Commended: Loud and Proud, Edinburgh
Shortlisted: Atomaig Piseag, Oban
Highly Commended: Timebank Temptations, Edinburgh
Shortlisted: Glad Community Choir, Glasgow; Evergreen, Shetland; SoundSational Community Choir, Coatbridge; Clark Community Choir, Musselburgh.
Highly Commended: Bethany Forbes, BIG Project Youth Choir, Edinburgh
Highly Commended: Hearts in Harmony Choir, Glasgow
Shortlisted: Sing! Moray; Soisgeul, Inverness; Glasgow Chamber Choir
Highly Commended: Soisgeul, Inverness
Shortlisted: Too Many Kooks, Moray; Thomas Hughes, City Voice Choir, Glasgow
Highly Commended: Singing for Pleasure, Inverness; Pauline Waugh, The Cheyne Gang, Edinburgh; Tommy Chambers, SoundSational Community Music, Coatbridge