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27 February 2021

Scots Language Awards 2020 winners

26 October 2020

Congratulations to all the winners of this year's awards which were announced on Saturday 24 October 2020. See the Hands Up for Trads website.

The Wee Book Company won Scots Business o the Year, The Itchy Coo Book of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales in Scots  by various (Itchy Coo) won Scots Bairns Book o the Year, and Tippermuir author Stuart Paterson won Scots Writer o the Year.

The 12 Award Categories, Sponsors and Winners in full are:

  • Scots Writer o the Year: Stuart Paterson
  • Scots Media Person o the Year: Paul McNichol and Ronny Costello, Dode Fox Podcast, (Dundee Utd. Podcast)
  • Scots Bairns Book o the Year, sponsored by Scottish Government: The Itchy Coo Book o Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales in Scots by various (Itchy Coo)
  • Scots Speaker o the Year: Janey Godley
  • Young Scots Writer sponsored by Education Scotland: Ciara Dillon
  • Scots Teacher o the Year, sponsored by the Scottish Qualifications Authority: Claire Kerr, St Andrew's Primary School
  • Scots Schuil o the Year, sponsored by Itchy Coo and Black & White Publishing: Banff Academy, Aberdeenshire
  • Scots Project o the Year: Wee Windaes - National Library of Scotland
  • Scots Business o the Year: The Wee Book Company
  • Scots Performer o the Year sponsored by Traditional Arts & Culture Scotland (TRACS): Iona Fyfe
  • The Lifelang Achievement Award: Jack Stuart
  • Janet Paisley Services to Scots sponsored by Creative Scotland: James Robertson


Congratulations to all the members who had books shortlisted in the Scots Bairns Book o the Year category:

Cranachan Publishing was also nominated in the Scots Business o the Year category which The Wee Book Company won.

Itchy Coo and Black & White Publishing sponsored the Scots Schuil o the Year award.