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Watch the 2020 Scottish Gaelic Awards

7pm, 15th December 2020

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 eighth year, will take place on Tuesday 15th December.

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

Virtual Awards Ceremony
Tuesday 15th December 2020

Congratulations to the winners

2020 Winners


  • Learner Award

    Sponsored by Skills Development Scotland

    The Gaelic Duolingo Team

    Best Contribution Award

    Sponsored by Bòrd na Gàidhlig

    Ciaran Iòsaph MacAonghais, Duolingo

    Young Gaelic Ambassador of the Year Award

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    Sponsored by MG ALBA

    Katie Macfarlane

    Community, Heritage & Tourism Award

    Sponsored by Calmac Ferries Ltd

    Comunn Eachdraidh Nis

    Arts & Culture Award

    Sponsored by Creative Scotland

    Beò Festival

    Innovation during lockdown

    Sponsored by Highlands & Island Enterprise

    Covid Choral Workshops

    Innovation in Education Award

    Hana and Rachel MacNeil, Clasrum Air an Oir

    Gaelic as an Economic Asset Award

    Galson Estate Trust

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Dr Donalda McComb

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

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?

Nominations close on Friday 23rd October. We will make contact with all of the people nominated who have been successful in making it through the judging process. At that point, we will be seeking their agreement that, should they be successful in getting through to the finalist stage, they give their permission for their name to be published in the newspaper.

Sponsorship

There are various sponsorship opportunities available.
To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact Aileen Turnbull on 07825 899 187 or at aileen.turnbull@reachplc.com

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