The MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards are a highlight of Scotland’s musical calendar, and this year musicians from Lews Castle College UHI are in the running for multiple awards, which will be announced in a live event in Perth on 1st December.

Anna-Wendy Stevenson, Programme Leader and Lecturer on UHI’s BA Applied Music in Benbecula, has been shortlisted in the Music Tutor of the Year category, sponsored by Creative Scotland, while multiple current and former students are up for awards too.

Bands Eabhal and Heisk are shortlisted for Up and Coming Artist of the Year, sponsored by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, while Elephant Sessions are up for Live Act of the Year, sponsored by Greentrax Recordings.

“I am thrilled to be shortlisted for the MG ALBA Music Tutor of the Year,” says Anna-Wendy of her nomination. “For the past 12 years I have had the pleasure of teaching many people who have come to the Hebrides to study music enrolling on the HNC and BA Applied Music, and now MA Music and the Environment degree courses.”

“I am in fantastic company in this awards ceremony with several of our own students past and present who have studied music with Lews Castle College UHI – we’ve a lot to be proud of.”

This year’s winners will be revealed to a live audience of music fans and industry insiders at Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 1st December, where Anna-Wendy will be in attendance. The ceremony will be broadcast live on BBC ALBA and BBC Radio Scotland, and will be presented by Scottish singers Mary Ann Kennedy and Kim Carnie.