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Introduction

The Scottish Gaelic Awards reward all aspects of the Gaelic language and culture across the length and breadth of the country.

The Daily Record, alongside headline sponsor Bòrd na Gàidhlig are proud to host the most prestigious night of the year within the Gaelic community calendar. Celebrating Gaelic culture, education and language highlighting the excellent work undertaken to maintain growth and heritage.

The Scottish Gaelic Awards now in their ninth year, will take place on Tuesday 16th November 2021 at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel.

Returning to host the event will be Scottish Broadcaster and Producer, Cathy MacDonald.

Tuesday 16th November 2021
6:15pm - 10:45pm
Glasgow Marriott Hotel

Nominations are open

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Award Categories


  • Best Contribution Award

    Sponsored by Bòrd na Gàidhlig

    For the individual, group or organisation that has contributed significantly towards the growth or development of the Gaelic language in 2020/21 either locally, nationally or internationally. As well as recognising those who have been promoting Gaelic for years, this award is also open to those who may have broken new ground.

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    Young Gaelic Ambassador

    For an outstanding young person (under 25) who has made a significant contribution to the promotion of the Gaelic language in 2020/21.

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    Gaelic as an Economic Asset Award

    To recognise success made by a business, social enterprise or community group in realising the proven economic value of Gaelic towards Scotland's economy. This can be marked through turnover, attributable and measurable, associated with the use of Gaelic as an asset to add economic value.

    The award recognises a wide range of initiatives from the creative industries, food and drink, tourism and commercial provision.

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    Innovation Award

    For the individual, group or organisation who showed the most innovation and creativity using the Gaelic language or contribution to the growth or development of the Gaelic language in 2020/21.

    This award is also open to those who inspire the learning of Gaelic by devising new methods of teaching/learning or who create innovative learning resources for any age.

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    Arts & Culture Award

    Sponsored by Creative Scotland

    For the most outstanding contribution to Gaelic culture in 2020/21. The award can cover literature, poetry, music, visual art, drama or digital media in Scotland and/or abroad.

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    Community Award

    For the group, organisation, community or school that has done most to utilise and promote Gaelic within its community.

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    Education Award

    For teachers, support staff, pupils/students, local authority or education group which creates innovative ideas to support the strong delivery of Gaelic education (both for GME and GLE).

    This award looks for nominations at any level from pre-school to further and higher education.

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    Best Gaelic Contribution to Media

    For the individual, team, production company or programme that has contributed significantly towards the world of media through the medium of Gaelic in 2020/21 either locally, nationally or internationally.

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    Gaelic and the Environment Award

    For the individual, group, project or organisation who have gone that extra mile to consider the environment in their efforts to promote the Gaelic language.

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    Lifetime Achievement Award

2020 Winners

  • Learner Award - The Gaelic Duolingo Team

    Learner Award

    The Gaelic Duolingo Team

    Arts & Culture Award - Beò Festival

    Arts & Culture Award

    Beò Festival

  • Community, Heritage & Tourism Award - Comunn Eachdraidh Nis

    Community, Heritage & Tourism Award

    Comunn Eachdraidh Nis

    Best Contribution Award - Ciaran Iòsaph MacAonghais, Duolingo

    Best Contribution Award

    Ciaran Iòsaph MacAonghais, Duolingo

  • Innovation in Education Award - Hana and Rachel MacNeil, Clasrum Air an Oir

    Innovation in Education Award

    Hana and Rachel MacNeil, Clasrum Air an Oir

    Young Gaelic Ambassador of the Year Award - Katie Macfarlane

    Young Gaelic Ambassador of the Year Award

    Katie Macfarlane

  • Gaelic as an Economic Asset Award - Galson Estate Trust

    Gaelic as an Economic Asset Award

    Galson Estate Trust

    Innovation During Lockdown Award - Covid Choral Workshops

    Innovation During Lockdown Award

    Covid Choral Workshops

  • Lifetime Achievement - Dr Donalda McComb

    Lifetime Achievement

    Dr Donalda McComb

Watch the 2020 Scottish Gaelic Awards

Host

Cathy Macdonald

Cathy Macdonald is a freelance bilingual broadcaster and producer from the Isle of Lewis.

She currently presents a live daily features lunchtime programme, for BBC Radio nan Gaidheal, in her native Gaelic language, and is one of the regular presenters on the Religion and Ethics programme, Sunday Morning With, on BBC Radio Scotland. Her most recent television credits include live programmes for The Royal National Mod, to be held this year in Glasgow, as well as BBC Alba’s hugely popular live New Year show, Ceilidh na Bliadhn’ Ùire.

She fronts documentary and features programmes for the Gaelic Channel BBC Alba, through a number of independent programme makers, as well as regular contributions to BBC Radio Scotland features programmes.


"I am delighted to be part of an event that celebrates cultural and linguistic pride, both at home and abroad, and that covers such a diverse demographic. The awards are a public acknowledgment of those who so often work under the radar, to ensure the viability of the language, by encouraging and promoting it’s use, both socially and professionally. We salute them all and look forward to sharing the evening with them in November."

Cathy Macdonald

FAQ's

Can I nominate someone for more than one award category?

A person can be nominated for in as many category awards as they feel appropriate as long as each entry satisfies the specific award criteria in that category. The event organisers reserve the right to reassign nominations to a category they believe is most suited to the nomination.

What happens if a person receives multiple nominations?

The judges’ decision will be based on the content of the nomination and what the person or team has done. Multiple nominations do not carry any more weight and will not contribute to the judging outcome.

Will I be contacted for more information?

We may need to contact you and the person you are nominating to seek further information in order to progress your entry. Please provide accurate email addresses and mobile telephone numbers for this purpose and respond as quickly as you can if contacted.

When will I hear if my nomination has been successful?

We will make contact with all of the people nominated who have been shortlisted through to the judging panel. At that point, we will be seeking their agreement that they give their permission to be a finalist within the awards and for their name to be published in the newspaper.

Sponsorship

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