Media Release: Charity for Scots in London announces shortlist for Scot of the Year 2013

SCOTSCARE, the charity for Scots in London, have announced the nominees for Scot of the year 2013. Previous winners of the annual vote include Gordon Brown, Gerard Butler and Susan Boyle. Last year’s winner was Martha Payne for her school dinner’s blog and fundraising activities.

Chief executive, Willie Docherty said: “2013 highlights the range and breadth of Scottish talent and includes nominees from music, film, theatre, sports, business and literature. Andy Murray must be an early front runner due to his Wimbledon exploits but the new Doctor Who is bound to have a strong following.”

The full lists of nominees are:

Andy Murray OBE: Wimbledon champion 2013

Sir Alex Fergusson: Arguably the greatest ever football manager and now the most popular author this Christmas

David Moyes: For taking on one of the biggest jobs in football and continuing the strong tradition of successful Scottish managers

David Tennant: For his sell-out run and rave reviews as Richard II

Peter Capaldi: He’s Doctor Who, isn’t he

Karen Gillan: For her upcoming role in Marvels ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and her shaved heid.

Eve Muirhead: Skip of the Scottish 2013 World Women’s Curling Championship winning team and Britain’s best chance of a Winter Olympic medal in Russia

Iain Banks: (posthumously) In 2008, he was named one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945 in a list compiled by The Times. He will be sadly missed

Annie Lennox OBE: Music Industry Trusts Award for her outstanding contribution to British music and her charity work

Sir Tom Hunter:  The 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

Voting is available on charity website, The winner will be announced to mark Burns Day on the 25th of January.


ScotsCare is the charity for Scots in London in need of a helping hand.

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Ross Trevail


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