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Scottish Politician of the Year

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Scottish Politician of the Year is an annual award established in 1999. It is held by The Herald newspaper in Prestonfield, Edinburgh.

Although the awards ceremony has been held once at the Royal Museum, Prestonfield House Hotel is considered to be the home of the event. At the 2004 ceremony – held at the Prestonfield – former Labour MSP and life peer Mike Watson, set fire to a curtain, and was subsequently convicted of wilful fire raising.[1]

Not all of the subsidiary awards are handed out every year.

Contents

WinnersEdit

Main award: Scottish Politician of the YearEdit

Best Scot at WestminsterEdit

Debater of the Year, since 2001 renamed Donald Dewar Debater of the YearEdit

The Herald Politics in Business AwardEdit

Public Campaign/Campaigner of the YearEdit

Councillor/Local Government Politician of the YearEdit

e-Politician of the YearEdit

Lifetime Achievement Award/Outstanding Political AchievementEdit

Committee/Committee Member(s) of the YearEdit

Community MSP of the YearEdit

Judges Award (2014 only)Edit

One to Watch/Award for Progress (1999-2013 only)Edit

Political Impact of the Year (2011-2013 only)Edit

Newcomer of the Year (2011 only)Edit

Free Spirit/Maverick of the Year (2000-2008 only)Edit

International Scot Award (2007 and 2008 only)Edit

Scottish Euro MP of the Year (2000-2003 only)Edit

  • 2003: Prof Sir Neil MacCormick MEP, Scottish National Party
  • 2002: Prof Sir Neil MacCormick MEP, Scottish National Party
  • 2001: David Martin MEP, Labour
  • 2000: Prof Sir Neil MacCormick MEP, Scottish National Party

Election Performance of the Year (2003 only)Edit

Front Bencher of the Year (1999 only)Edit

Back Bencher of the Year (1999 only)Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fire-raising peer sent to prison". BBC News. 22 September 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 

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