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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 have closed. Thank you!

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.

    Young Gaelic Ambassador

    Sponsored by SpeakGaelic

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Community Award

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Lifetime Achievement Award


Beinn Lee are a six-piece band from Uist in the Outer Hebrides. 2018 saw the band release their debut album OSGARRA. Described by renowned piper Fred Morrison as “a breath of fresh air”: “the feel of the Uist music runs beautifully throughout the album and the sensitive vocals and top drawer musicianship add up to one of the most exciting musical prospects I have heard in a long time.

Formed in 2013, the band are rooted in the west coast style of traditional music. The collective inheritance of Gaelic song and west coast pipe music of members Micheal Steele, Pàdruig Morrison, Mairi Therese Gilfedder, James Stewart, Anna Black, and Seoras Lewis provide a very strong Gaelic traditional backbone to their music, but their music of contemporary and self-penned tunes and songs are infused with diverse modern influences. The band have performed at festivals across Scotland, as well as in Belgium, and supporting Skipinnish at the Barrowland in October 2021 is a particular highlight. The band are looking forward to releasing a new album in the coming months!


Booking Tickets

You can purchase individual tickets or tables of 10 or 12 for this event. Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis and as demand is continually increasing each year, it is advisable to return your booking form as soon as possible.

Included in the ticket price:
• • Welcome drink on arrival
• Official dinner programme
• 3 course meal
• Allocation of half bottle of wine per person
• Entertainment

Table of ten: £840 (inc VAT)
Individual: £90 (inc VAT)


Single tickets will be seated at the discretion of Reach Scotland Events (single ticket holders from the same organisation will be seated at the same table). For those organisations that book more than one table, Reach Scotland Events will try to ensure that their tables will be situated together.

Payment Options

Credit & debit cards/Invoicing
We accept all major credit and debit cards. If you are a registered company we can invoice you directly for tables. Please contact Mark Russell, or on 077913 65466.