ON Saturday night, the best of Scotland’s music industry came together to celebrate another incredible year in the country’s music scene whilst raising incredible amounts for Nordoff Robbins on Scotland’s celebrated St Andrew’s Day.

With performances from the epic Simple Minds, Twin Atlantic, Tom Walker and The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Be Charlotte, Tide Lines, Fat Cops and more, 2019’s Specsavers Scottish Music Awards was quite simply one for the history books. Stars came together to celebrate Scotland’s music scene on St Andrew’s Day, whilst raising vital funds for Nordoff Robbins music therapy.

The Specsavers Scottish Music Awards have been the main fundraising event for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins for over 20 years. Funds raised on the night are a vital part of the charity’s ability to provide music therapy to vulnerable and isolated people with a range of challenges, and tonight’s attendees heard just how important the work Nordoff Robbins is to recipients and their families.

Donald MacLeod, Chairman of the Fundraising Committee: “We’re delighted that yet another fantastic milestone has been reached in the journey of the Specsavers Scottish Music Awards, which have grown in importance and stature over the past 21 years. We feel very proud that our annual night of music and cultural celebration also raises vital funds for Nordoff Robbins whilst celebrating the living legends and rising stars of the Scottish music scene. From Simple Minds to Joesef, Twin Atlantic to Tom Walker and more, we really can’t thank all the artists who have come together to support Nordoff Robbins enough. Their support ensures we can provide music therapy to those who need it most across the country and it is truly enriching lives. Thank you once again to all of our outstanding partners and friends who come together to celebrate the biggest night in the Scottish music industry.”

Jill McArthur, Chair of Specsavers in Scotland, said: “Specsavers was delighted to be involved with the Scottish Music Awards 2019 – in particular the Outstanding Achievement in Music award category.

“We would like to commend the organisers for the fantastic work and fundraising efforts for music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins on the night and congratulate Simple Minds on scooping the prestigious title.”