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.

Winners[edit]

Main award: Scottish Politician of the Year[edit]

Best Scot at Westminster[edit]

Debater of the Year, since 2001 renamed Donald Dewar Debater of the Year[edit]

One to Watch/Award for Progress[edit]

Public Campaign/Campaigner of the Year[edit]

Councillor/Local Government Politician of the Year[edit]

Political Impact of the Year[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award/Outstanding Political Achievement[edit]

Newcomer of the Year (2011 only)[edit]

Committee/Committee Member(s) of the Year[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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC News, Fire-raising peer sent to prison, 22 September 2005
  2. ^ "Salmond crowned Scottish politician of the year". heraldscotland.com. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011.