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Scots Language Awards winners 2022

This year’s host of Scots Language champions taking home prestigious Scots Language Awards include writers Liz Lochhead, Anne Donovan (whose books are published by Canongate Books), and Eva McMillan. The  Books of the Year were:

The awards ceremony in Tayside on 24 September 2022 saw live music and performances from Beth Malcom, Robyn Stapleton, Hamish MacDonald, and Bruce Fummey entertain the crowds.

All the award winners were recognised after several thousands of public votes were recorded in this increasingly popular annual Scots campaign. The Scots Language Awards 2022 Winners are: 

Janet Paisley Services to Scots Award
Anne Donovan

Scots Champion Award
Dr Jamie Fairbairn

Young Scots Writer o the Year, sponsored by Education Scotland
Eva McMillan

Scots Writer of the Year, sponsored by National Library of Scotland
Liz Lochhead

Scots Media Person of the Year, sponsored by Dictionaries of the Scots Language
Doric Dad

Scots Bairns Book of the Year, sponsored by Scottish Government
Doric Nursery Rhymes for Loons & Quines, translations by Gordon M Hay, illustrations by Rosemary Cunningham (Doric Books)

Scots Speaker of the Year, sponsored by Scots Language Centre
Marjolein Robertson (Shetland)

Scots Teacher of the Year, sponsored by Scottish Qualifications Authority
Amanda Dunn, Shortlees Primary School, Kilmarnock

Scots School of the Year, sponsored by Itchy Coo / Black & White Publishing
Mearns Academy (Aberdeenshire Council)

Scots Project of the Year, sponsored by Scots Radio
The Maiden’s Leap with Historic Environment Scotland and Perth High School

Scots Book of the Year, sponsored by Scottish Book Trust
Be guid tae yer Mammy by Emma Grae (Unbound)

Scots Performer of the Year, sponsored by TRACS
Alan Reid aka Bundy 

Scots Business of the Year, sponsored by Scots Language Society
ReStore, Lossiemouth

For more about the awards, see the Hands Up for Trad website.