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.
Screivir an broadcaster Alistair Heather alang wi social media star and poet Len Pennie wull host a gledsome nicht divotit tae music poetry an wirds in the Scots leid an the presentation o Awards ower 12 categories.
Hands Up for Trad are delichtit that as weel as local audiences, this braw nicht wull be streamed oot tae be seen internationally aroond the warld.
The Awards include ‘The Janet Paisley Lifetime Achievement Award’ sponsored by Creative Scotland, which this year gaes tae J. Derrick McClure. A new award cried ‘The Scots Champion Award’ tae be presentit tae John Hodgart. Fine Scots performers on the nicht wull include Ellie Beaton, Anna Stewart, Cameron Nixon and Gemma Johnson.
Afore we gat tae aa this, vote fir yer favourit 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 McClure
Scots Firefox (rubric.com)
Scots Dictionary for Schools app
The Scots Learning Centre
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