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Reach Scotland Events have been monitoring the rapidly increasing impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result, we have reached the decision to postpone our Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards which were due to take place on Thursday 23d April at the Edinburgh EICC.

We know this will come as a huge disappointment to our finalists and sponsors who were due to attend. This has not been a decision we have taken lightly, our main priority is and always has been the health and safety of our attendees and staff.

The Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards will now take place on Monday 7th September and we can't wait to come together to celebrate the inspirational achievements and contributions of Scotland's young people.

From all of us at Reach Scotland Events and Young Scot, we wish you the very best during this difficult time.

Lorna Hughes, Editor Sunday Mail
"The decision to postpone the awards is the right one but it does not make it any easier to do so. We are very much looking forward to September when we get the chance to honour our incredible young people and recognise their incredible achievements."

Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive Young Scot
"The safety of our colleagues and the young people we support is our number one priority. As such, we have taken the difficult decision to delay the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2020. Rest assured, the Awards will take place in September and will shine the brightest of lights on the fantastic contribution that young people are making to Scotland".


Since its launch in 2006, the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards have been Scotland’s only national awards evening for the young people of Scotland. They have celebrated the inspirational contributions and achievements of thousands of young Scots who have made a real difference to communities across Scotland.

We’ve seen the stories from the most incredible young people. Former nominees have risen to the top of the sporting, business, entertainment and the art worlds. Hundreds more are making a lasting difference all over the country.

The Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2020 will be an evening to remember, packed with great musical entertainment, dinner, a red carpet reception and, most importantly, the stories of 42 encouraging and amazing young people.

Monday 7th September 2020
5.30pm - 11pm
EICC, Edinburgh

Nominations have closed

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