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Idlewild among Scottish Music Awards winners

The sixteenth Scottish Music Awards happened on 29th November, Saturday, to raise fund for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy charity. The event took place at Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow, as Tartan Clefs were given to few of the most celebrated acts in Scotland.

The Special Recognition Award was handed to Jimmy Somerville of Bronski Beat for his important contribution to Scottish music scene. New band called Fatherson took home the XFM & Hard Rock Café Award, while Prides got Jack Daniels Best Breakthrough Artist Award.

A world respected session musician Dr Steve Forman was handed the Sir Reo Stakis Living Legend Award. Steve is a tutor who has played with top acts like Pink Floyd and David Bowie. Julie Fowlis got the Creative Scotland Best Traditional Music Award. Prince received public-voted SSE Hydro Act of the Year Award; while Still Game got Ticketmaster Hottest Ticket Award.

Mark Mackie got the Sunday Mail Music Business Award. He has promoted artists like Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Oasis, throughout a career of twenty five years. Idlewild, the cult indie band, won King Tuts Songwriting Award and he performed a magnificent set featuring their brand new line-up.

In the glittering night, some of the top performances came from Neon Jungle, The X Factor finalist Nicholas McDonald and The Lafontaines.