Stars come out for Nordoff Robbins Scottish Music Awards

Emeli Sande (Kami Thomson)
Emeli Sande (Kami Thomson)

SINGER Emeli Sande and veteran rockers The Waterboys were among the acts honoured at the star-studded Scottish Music Awards last night.

The famous Tartan Clefs were staged at Glasgow’s Fruitmarket in aid of the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy charity and other winners included Nina Nesbitt, Horse McDonald and Lewis Capaldi.

Emeli was named King Tut’s songwriter of the year while The Waterboys received the award for outstanding contribution. Emeli said: “This event is so special because it supports the charity which I am a proud ambassador of.”

Sunday Post columnist Donald MacLeod, chairman of Nordoff Robbins Scotland’s fundraising committee, said: “To see so much talent in just one room is astonishing. To see them gather to celebrate and support such a wonderful cause makes it even more special.”

Hipsway performed as they celebrated their appearance at Summer Nights, the best live event.

Rolling Stones co-founder Ian Stewart’s wife, Cynthia, and son, Giles, were presented with a posthumous Hall of Fame award on his behalf.

Alice Cooper was named best international artist while Jools Holland received the Raymond Weil special recognition award. Texas picked up the Ticketmaster tourmaster prize.