Iona Fyfe to perform at Scots Language Awards

Iona Fyfe will be among the performers at this year’s Scots Language Awards, taking place in Johnstone Town Hall, Glasgow in September. Iona has previously been honoured by the Awards, given the Speaker o the Year award.

The awards ceremony will take place at Johnstone Town Hall, in partnership with Paisley is, on Saturday 16th September, showcasing the very best of Scots language and culture.

The awards, which were first started in 2019, celebrate the importance of Scots language within arts and culture but also within daily life, education, and business. Nominations will close on Sunday 30th July, giving people almost two weeks to share their recommendations for the awards.

There are 12 categories across a host of areas and industries open for nominations, as well as the widely-regarded Janet Paisley Services to Scots Award, which will be presented by Alistair Heather.

There will also be a host of incredible entertainment on the night, including a recital from Renfrewshire’s poet laureate poet Shaun Moore, who was appointed as the region’s Tannahill Makar last year, talks from esteemed Scottish writers Cat Cochrane and Shane Strachan, and musical performances from celebrated brother duo Euan and Lewis McLaughlin, and talented folk singer Iona Fyfe.

In what has recently been an extraordinary period for the Scots leid, the efforts of all those continuing to champion the language are set to be celebrated at the upcoming awards. The categories are:

● Janet Paisley Services to Scots Award, supported by Creative Scotland
● Scots Champion Award
● Young Scots Writer o the Year, sponsored by Education Scotland
● Scots Writer o the Year, sponsored by National Library of Scotland
● Scots Media Person o the Year
● Scots Bairns Book o the Year, sponsored by Scottish Government
● Scots Speaker o the Year
● Scots Teacher o the Year, sponsored by Scottish Qualifications Authority
● Scots School o the Year, sponsored by Itchy Coo / Black & White Publishing
● Scots Project o the Year
● Scots Book o the Year, sponsored by Scottish Book Trust
● Scots Performer o the Year, sponsored by TRACS
● Scots Business o the Year

Iona Fyfe has become one of Scotland’s finest singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland.


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