Hands Up for Trad cannae wait tae welcome ye tae the 2021 Scots Leid Awards. The thocht ahint the awards is tae heighlicht oor braw Scots Leid, bringin it forrit intae the een o the public an media in aa its mony forms.
The Scots Leid Awards ceremony itsel wi aa the winners wull be on the nicht o 25th September. The Awards are spreid ower ten categories an alangside o the ‘lifetime achievement award’ gie richtfu recognition tae the mony dedicatit fowk wha ower years lang syne an intae oor ain time gie thir aa tae makin shair the guid Scots leid is keepit tae the fore in its cultur, music an wirds.
Writer & Broadcaster Alistair Heather and social media star and poet Len Pennie will host the inspiring evening, which will also be streamed to international audiences, presenting 12 Awards, including the Janet Paisley Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Creative Scotland, which this year goes to J. Derrick McClure. A new award called The Scots Champion Award will be presented to John Hodgart, and performers will include Ellie Beaton, Anna Stewart, Cameron Nixon and Gemma Johnson.
Before we get to this please vote for your favourite nominees here.
Scots Book o the Year sponsored by Scottish Book Trust
Duck Feet by Ely Percy (Monstrous Regiment)
Jidi Majia – Mither Tongue (Vagabond Voices)
Tha Jaa Banes by Stephen Dornan (Ulster Scots Academy Press
The Young Team by Graeme Armstrong (Picador)
Scots Bairns Book o the Year sponsored by Scottish Government
Neeps and Tatties, by Carey Morning
The Glasgow Gruffalo’s Wean, by Elaine C. Smith
The Itchy Coo Book o Grimms’ Fairy Tales in Scots
The Laddie, the Mowdie, the Tod and the Cuddie, by Matthew Fitt
The Nicht Afore Christmas, by Irene McFarlane
The Treisure o Rachlan the Reid, by Susan Rennie
Scots Teacher o the Year sponsored by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
Becky Halliburton, St John’s RC Academy
Colin Mackenzie, Troqueer Primary School
Irene Shearer, Clepington primary school
Jane Hall, Stonehouse Primary
Jeremy Murray, Touch Primary
Kerry Fraser, Perth High School
Rosie Bircham, Mearns Academy
Simon McMahon, St Andrew’s Primary
Scots Project o the Year sponsored by Scots Hoose
Iona Fyfe’s Spotify Campaign
It’s Coming (to Our) Home – Scottish Poetry Library
Oor Wee Podcast by Susi Briggs and Alan McLure
Scots Firefox (rubric.com)
Scots Dictionary for Schools app
The Scots Learning Centre