scottishathletics are staging our Annual Awards once again later this year – with support from our sponsors 4J Studios.
With no indoor gathering feasible to the usual scale of our Annual Dinner, the 4J Studios Annual Awards for 2020 will take the form of a special programme on our YouTube channel.
This year, we had a huge response from the athletics community in Scotland to our appeal for nominations in various categories. – and we are very grateful for that support.
We had no fewer than 94 suggestions submitted across Clubs, Coaches, Volunteer and Official categories and that feedback has been very helpful to us in preparing short-lists.
Saturday 10 October is the date for diaries for our special programme on our SAL YouTube platform – please subscribe to our channel (it is FREE) to YouTube users.
There are a couple of changes this year due to the special circumstances of 2020 (with no Track and Field club, for example) and a couple of special awards will be presented to mark innovation and dedication to the sport during lockdown.
Today we are delighted to release the short-lists in the Volunteer of the Year and the Official of the Year categories. The Raymond Hutcheson Award for Services to Officiating is announced separately.
NOTE: Short-lists listed in alphabetical order
Official of the Year
Doleen Galbraith (Giffnock North)
Diane Ramsay (VP-Glasgow)
Nick Stone (Nairn AAAC)
Volunteer of the Year
Richard Leyton (Bellahouston Road Runners)
Gregor Malcolm (Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds)
Michael Wright (Central AC)
Val Murdoch receives our Technical Official of the Year award for 2019 from Leslie Roy (above) with Mark Stringer presented with Volunteer of the Year by Mark Munro (photos by Bobby Gavin)