THE annual search for Scots of the Year has been launched by London based Charity ScotsCare. As part of the search, the charity is also asking what constitutes a Scot?
The charity’s shortlist is made up of first and second-generation Scots and those making an outstanding contribution to Scotland. Last year’s winner was Sir Chris Hoy who also features in this year’s shortlist along with:
Susan Boyle – nominated for her record breaking debut album sales.
Mohammed al Fayed – declared his ambition to become president of an independent Scotland.
Andy Robinson – an honorary nomination due to his success in leading Scottish Rugby Union team to first victory over Australia in 27 years.
Gerard Butler – for continued acting success.
Robert Burns – for reaching 250 years old and remaining a Scottish legend.
Gordon Brown – for his leadership of Britain.
Andy Murray – nominated to mark another successful year on the courts.
Michael Martin – for knowing when it’s time to go.
Carol Ann Duffy – for her appointment as Poet Laureate.
Anyone can place their vote at www.scotscare.com, results will be announced to mark Burn’s day on January 25th.
Charity chief executive, Willie Docherty, said: “We have a diverse range of contenders for this Year’s Scot of the Year title. I look forward to seeing who the public feel has waved the flag for Scotland in the right direction.”
ScotsCare is a London-based charity providing financial assistance to first and second generation Scots living in poverty.
For further information, contact Ross Trevail on 07739 897538
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