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SCOT OF THE YEAR 2014

We are pleased to announce that ScotsCare’s SCOT OF THE YEAR was jointly won by Lorraine Kelly and Nicola Benedetti! ScotsCare CEO Willie Docherty said:  “It is good to see that our supporters and clients have chosen two “Scots of the Year” who – in addition to their considerable professional achievements – donate their time […]

SCOT OF THE YEAR 2014

Posted in Uncategorized on 21/01/15

We are pleased to announce that ScotsCare’s SCOT OF THE YEAR was jointly won by Lorraine Kelly and Nicola Benedetti!

ScotsCare CEO Willie Docherty said:

 “It is good to see that our supporters and clients have chosen two “Scots of the Year” who – in addition to their considerable professional achievements – donate their time to improving the lives of others, which is in keeping with the work we do at ScotsCare. The choice of two women is also apt, as women have played a central role in what has been a momentous year for Scots – and continue to do so.”

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“I’m very honoured to be voted scot of the year alongside the beautiful and talented Nicola Benedetti. ScotsCare is a wonderful charity that does so much for Scots who are away from home in London and need help.”
Lorraine Kelly

“I am flattered and honoured to have been voted Scot of the Year and to share this honour with the incomparable Lorraine Kelly. ScotsCare works tirelessly to help many Scots in London so, at a time when many more are in need of help, please support this unique organisation”
Nicola Benedetti

 

The nominees put forward were:

Lorraine Kelly OBE, Winner of a special Scottish BAFTA award for her “outstanding contribution to arts”

Nicola Benedetti MBE, classical violinist and founder of The Benedetti Sessions outreach programme

Peter Capaldi, best Dr Who in an eon

Judy Murray, creator of ‘Miss-Hits’ LTA programme and tenacious Strictly Come Dancing contestant

James McAvoy, Scottish BAFTA Winner 2014 – best actor

Charlie Flynn, mailman turned gold medallist boxer at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Craig Mathieson, Scotland’s explorer-in-residence and creator of The Polar Academy

Irvine Welsh, Scottish author who donated film rights to one of his stories to film students

Alan Cumming OBE, actor, presenter, screenwriter, producer, director, novelist and gay-rights campaigner