It is the country's biggest and best award ceremony, championing everything that's great about Scotland.

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For 26 years, The Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards has been honouring ordinary people whose stories of courage, determination and selflessness make our nation proud.

Since the first ceremony in 1991 we have handed out more than 200 awards 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.

Jackie Stewart OBE

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 heartthrob Ewan McGregor and Wimbledon champ Andy Murray pop in to surprise our incredible nominees. And over the years we've been lucky to have had some of the country's top musicians perform. This year, along with our associated sponsors Specsavers, we are asking you to do it all over again. We want to know who you think deserves to be honoured.

Ann Gloag

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 in the Glasgow City Hotel, Glasgow, on October 29. Four of the finalists will pick up an Unsung Hero award, with one being crowned the Overall Great Scot of 2016. 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.

Click here to check out more coverage of this and previous years' events.


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