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of ordinary people

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Scotland’s Champions in partnership with the Daily Record, Sunday Mail and Utilita will recognise and celebrate the exceptional achievements of ordinary people throughout Scotland.

This year’s event will be held virtually on Saturday, 18th September. More details of how you can tune in coming soon.

We have scoured communities across Scotland in search of the unsung heroes – the people who deserve recognition for their efforts that seemingly go under the radar.

It is our mission to honour those people from all walks of life and showcase why Scotland is one of the greatest countries in the world.

Join us on this amazing evening which will attract some of the country's biggest celebrities and also honour some of our favourite faces from the worlds of music, film, TV, and sport.

Sat 18th September 2021

Nominations will open soon

Award Categories

Readers of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail are invited to nominate their deserving champions for categories including:

Community Champion

This award celebrates an individual or group who have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people within their local communities. This could be someone who participated in community action, or who has made a huge difference through volunteering or leadership.

Caring Champion

This award welcomes submissions from individuals or teams who are NHS Scotland staff, social care professionals, or staff who work in the independent health and social care sectors.

It will celebrate individuals or teams who have made an outstanding contribution to the care of the people of Scotland. Tell us about the person or team and how their care has improved people's lives and what makes them so special.

Community Project of the Year

At The National Lottery Community Fund we support people and communities to thrive. Last year we helped over 1,300 organisations in Scotland make a life changing difference locally with National Lottery funding.

Do you know a group who was funded by The National Lottery Community Fund that is supporting to you or your community to thrive? Tell us all about it.

Sporting Champion

Who has shown real dedication and determination within the sporting community?

This could be someone who spends their free time training others or a sporting star striving to be the best.

Little Champion

(Under 16 years old)

Do you know an extraordinary young person whose achievements, amazing courage or bravery make your heart burst with pride? Has someone you know battled the odds or showed incredible perseverance to save the day?

Military & Emergency Services Champion

We want to know about the beat bobby who goes an extra mile, the fire fighter or paramedic at the heart of a community and the outstanding service person who deserves to be honoured.

Entertainment Champion

When it comes to entertaining, Scotland is world class. From music and comedy to writing and performing we lead the way. Let us know, who you think deserves this title.

Lifetime Achievement Champion

This award goes to someone who has made a contribution of outstanding significance in their field over a number of years.

Scotland’s Champion

Sponsored by Utilita

One winner from the category award winners will be selected by the judging panel to receive the title of Scotland’s Champion.


There are various sponsorship opportunities available.
To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact Aileen Turnbull on 07825 899 187 or at

Title Sponsor

Scotland's Champions title sponsor - Utilita

2019 Winners

  • Scotland's Champion

    Scotland's Champion 2019 Winner

    Sponsored by Utilita

    FAMS - Families and Friends Against Murder & Suicide

    Community Champion

    Community Champion

    Tom Gilzean, 99, Edinburgh

  • Caring Champion

    Caring Champion

    Sponsored by Scottish Government

    Alison Bunce, 56, Inverkip, Inverclyde

    Community Project of the Year

    Community Project of the Year

    Sponsored by The National Lottery Community Fund

    FAMS – Families and Friends Against Murder & Suicide

  • Little Champions

    Little Champions

    Lily Douglas, 11; Chloe Lennon, 6; Nathan Pearce, 12

    Military & Emergency Services Champion

    Military & Emergency Services Champion

    Detective Constable Glynn Powell, 50, Edinburgh

  • Sporting Champion

    Sporting Champion

    Sponsored by Utilita

    Scotland Women’s National Team – 1972

    Entertainment Champion

    Entertainment Champion

    David Hayman

  • Lifetime Achievement Champion

    Lifetime Achievement Champion

    Jackie Bird

Drop us a line

Event Enquiries

Laura Dunlop
Event Manager
0141 309 1491

Sponsorship Opportunities

Aileen Turnbull
Key Account Manager
07825 899 187