It is the country's biggest and best award ceremony, celebrating everything that's great about Scotland.
For 23 years, The BT & Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards has been honouring ordinary people whose stories of courage, determination and selflessness make our nation proud.
Thanks to your nominations, we have handed out over 200 awards since the first ceremony in 1991 and paid tribute to thousands of ordinary people from all walks of life who have achieved the extraordinary. The star-studded evening attracts some of the world's biggest celebrity guests and also honours some of our favourite faces from the worlds of music, film, TV, business and sport.
Famous past winners include footballing legend Sir Alex Ferguson, racing supremo Sir Jackie Stewart, actor Brian Cox OBE, artist Jack Vettriano OBE and comedian Ronnie Corbett CBE. We've even had Hollywood hearthrob Ewan McGregor and Wimbledon champ Andy Murray as surprise guests. And over the years we've been lucky to have had some of the country's top musicians perform. This year, we are asking you to do it all over again. We want to know who you think deserves to be honoured.
From the charity campaigner to the lifesaver, the brave mum or dad or the voluntary worker, we want to hear from you about your Great Scot.
In September our judging panel will select a shortlist of ten, as well as four community champions. The winners will be announced at this year’s event hosted by Sunday Mail columnist and newsreader Jackie Bird and top comedian Rory Bremner in the Thistle Hotel, Glasgow, on October 25. Four of the finalists will pick up an Unsung Hero award, with one being crowned the Overall Great Scot of 2014. They will be following in the footsteps of some incredible people. There will also be trophies for this year’s community, sport, business, charity and entertainment champions and one special Scot will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award. Money raised at the awards will go towards The Sunday Mail Centenary Fund, which aims to raise £1m for 17 of Scotland’s top charities. For more information on these worthy causes please click here.
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