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Lorraine Kelly and Andrew Marr at the Aberdeen Asset Management Great Scot Awards, Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London. Picture: Gary Manhine

Great Scots gather in London for annual awards

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
4.04 PM

Stars from the worlds of fashion, television and sport gathered at a London venue for an award ceremony celebrating the best of Scotland.

Hardeep Singh Kohli and Ranald MacDonald at the Aberdeen Asset Management Great Scot Awards, Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London. Picture: Gary ManhineHardeep Singh Kohli and Ranald MacDonald at the Aberdeen Asset Management Great Scot Awards, Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London. Picture: Gary Manhine

The Aberdeen Asset Management Great Scot Awards 2012 were held at the Boisdale in Canary Wharf last night.

Attendees included Lorraine Kelly, Pam Hogg, Trevor Sorbie, Olympic gold medallist Tim Baillie and world famous artist Jack Vettriano, who presented the Great Scot Award for art to Richard Demarco.

The awards were hosted by journalist Andrew Neil and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli.

Baillie, who won gold in the C2 canoe slalom at the London 2012 Games, added to his haul of prizes for the year with the Aberdeen Asset Management Great Scot Award for sport. He said: “This was not something I imagined at the beginning of the year and it’s been truly an amazing year for Scottish sport.”

London 2012 medallists David Florence, Luke Patience and Tim Baillie at the Aberdeen Asset Management Great Scot Awards, Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London. Picture: Gary ManhineLondon 2012 medallists David Florence, Luke Patience and Tim Baillie at the Aberdeen Asset Management Great Scot Awards, Boisdale, Canary Wharf, London. Picture: Gary Manhine

The Great Scot award was given to Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, while other winners included Mylo in the music category, Pam Hogg for fashion, Alexander McCall-Smith for literature and Jamie Sives for performing arts.

Lorraine Kelly, wearing a tartan dress, presented the media award to Andrew Marr, who wore a kilt for the occasion.

The life time achievement award was won by Lord Steel.

After the awards there was a charity auction, with all proceeds going to STV appeal supporting Scotland’s children. Among the lots was a Jack Vettriano painting that had been specially commissioned for the night.