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Stellar Turnout For The Great Scot Awards 2012 Sponsored By Aberdeen Asset Management

Posted on Nov 28, 2012
Stellar Turnout For The Great Scot Awards 2012 Sponsored By Aberdeen Asset Management


On Tues­day 27 Novem­ber, Scot­land’s finest con­vened upon Bois­dale restau­rant in Canary Wharf for a cel­e­bra­tion of Scot­tish suc­cess over the pre­vi­ous year for The Great Scot Awards 2012 spon­sored by Aberdeen Asset Man­age­ment and host­ed by Bois­dale. Scot­tish tal­ent from across a num­ber of dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines, includ­ing Fash­ion, Art, Tele­vi­sion and of course the suc­cess­ful sports­men and women of the British Olympic team all min­gled togeth­er for the pres­ti­gious awards. Atten­dees includ­ed Pam Hogg, Lor­raine Kel­ly, Trevor Sor­bie, Olympic Gold Medal­list Tim Bail­lie and world famous artist Jack Vet­tri­ano.

As the awards got under­way, there was a great sense of uni­ty in the air, as every­one came togeth­er under the Scot­tish ban­ner to enjoy the occa­sion. Tele­vi­sion Pre­sen­ter and Jour­nal­ist Andrew Neil and come­di­an Hard­eep Singh Kohli pro­vid­ed fan­tas­tic enter­tain­ment as the com­pares for the night, bounc­ing off each oth­er and keep­ing the crowd in fits of laughter.

The Olympian’s still beam­ing with pride from their sport­ing achieve­ments this year were hap­py to min­gle with guests and have pic­tures tak­en hold­ing their medals.

Luke Patience com­ment­ed I’m already begin­ning train­ing for Rio 2016

Gold medal win­ner Tim Bail­lie was pre­sent­ed with the Aberdeen Asset Man­age­ment Great Scot Award for Sport — this was not some­thing I imag­ined at the begin­ning of the year and it’s been tru­ly an amaz­ing year for Scot­tish sport”

Lor­raine Kel­ly was hon­oured to present the media award and was dressed suit­ably in a tar­tan ensem­ble, how­ev­er sad­ly had to leave ear­ly com­ment­ing My busy career leaves me with a social life of a tod­dler as I have to be up at 4am.”

Music sen­sa­tion Mylo was joined by his ador­ing wife and as he col­lect­ed his award he explained I’m very sur­prised and over­whelmed to be invit­ed let alone win. This is my first night out with my wife since the birth of our baby who was born in June.” 

Please see below for the list of win­ners and categories:

1. Music: Mylo pre­sent­ed by Ranald Mac­don­ald of Boisdale 

2. Fash­ion: Pam Hogg pre­sent­ed by Gor­don Brough of Aberdeen Asset Management 

3. Lit­er­a­ture: Alexan­der McCall-Smith pre­sent­ed by Law­son Muncast­er of City AM 

4. Sport: Tim Bail­lie pre­sent­ed by Piers Cur­rie of Aberdeen Asset Management 

5. Per­form­ing Arts: Jamie Sives pre­sent­ed by Dougie Dun­can­son of John­nie Walker 

6. Media: Andrew Marr pre­sent­ed by Loraine Kel­ly (Great Scot Award con­tri­bu­tion to Media Win­ner 2011

7. Art: Richard Demar­co pre­sent­ed by Jack Vet­tri­ano (Great Scot 2009

8. Great Scot: Sir Alex Fer­gu­son pre­sent­ed by Sir Tom Hunter (Great Scot 2011

9. Life Time Achieve­ment: Lord Steel pre­sent­ed by Bill Mar­tin (Great Scot Award Life Time Achieve­ment win­ner 2011)

After the awards, there was the incred­i­ble Char­i­ty Auc­tion, with all pro­ceeds going to STV appeal sup­port­ing Scot­land’s chil­dren. The main talk­ing point of the auc­tion was the fan­tas­tic Jack Vet­tri­ano paint­ing that had been spe­cial­ly com­mis­sioned for the night — named Late Night Rit­u­als II.” Hav­ing gen­er­at­ed much inter­est in the art world, the paint­ing on the night was in a fierce bid­ding war, and Jack him­self being present to con­grat­u­late the suc­cess­ful bidder. 

Jack had pre­sent­ed this year’s art win­ner emi­nent Scot­tish Artist, Richard Demar­co, who coin­ci­den­tal­ly shared his Ita­lo Scot’ her­itage and joked every great Scot has a bit of Ital­ian in them”

Oth­er lots at the auc­tion also included:

· Elvis’ last Num­ber one gold record My Boy” as a framed com­mem­o­ra­tive CD set signed by the song’s leg­endary author Bill Martin.

· Nev­er to be repeat­ed Miche­lin star gas­tro­nom­ic overnight trip to North­ern Spain to vis­it the film set of Seve”.

· One week Intern­ship with STV Scotland’s dig­i­tal media com­pa­ny one week 5. Andrew Marr paint­ing: Anchor­ing Hill July 2008 6

· One month intern­ship at Boris Johnson’s favourite news­pa­per City AM.

· Leonie Gibbs painting

· Lux­u­ry Archer­field Links pack­age includ­ing accom­mo­da­tion, spa treat­ment and two rounds of golf donat­ed by Aberdeen Asset Management

· Five course din­ner for ten in The Vet­tri­ano Room at Bois­dale of Canary Wharf. 

Lat­er the night, guests began to hit the dance floor to the Bois­dale in-house live band.

Guests ate: Ter­rine of Lob­ster and hand reared salmon; 35 day dry-aged Aberdeen­shire beef cooked two ways with cele­ri­ac purée and black truf­fles; Selec­tion of Scot­tish cheeses

Guests drank: Jus­teri­ni & Brooks cham­pagne and wine.