WITH rich diversity within its population, Scotland brings out the best of people, and none more so than our musicians, actors, visual artists, dancers and writers who continue to achieve international success.

That is why The Herald is delighted to reward the great people and their achievements with our Scottish Culture Awards 2019 – which cross all genres and celebrate all that’s great in our vibrant cultural scene.

The Herald Scottish Culture Awards – sponsored by Edinburgh Napier University, EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s events directorate, Cameron, MGA Management, Theatre School of Scotland and Rotunda Comedy Club – will take place this Thursday at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

The winners will be revealed at the glittering ceremony hosted by Bryan Burnett.

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The event will bring together Scotland’s unique talent and success stories from its rich cultural scene.

Pauline Miller Judd, of Edinburgh Napier University, said: “The Herald Scottish Culture Awards is always a great night, where truly talented people get the recognition they deserve.

“The Lifetime Achievement Award is particularly special, and Edinburgh Napier University looks forward to honouring yet another legend of the Scottish cultural scene.”

Marie Christie, VisitScotland’s head of development – events industry, said: “Scotland’s vibrant cultural sector is recognised around the world and The Herald Culture Awards is a wonderful celebration of this vibrant sector.

“EventScotland is delighted to be continuing its support of the awards and the Cultural Event of the Year category.

“It is going to be a wonderful night and I wish all the nominees the best of luck.”

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Adam Cameron, director of Cameron, said: “As a service provider to the arts and entertainment industry we are delighted to be supporting the Culture Awards to celebrate the outstanding contributions and performances of Scotland’s best talent.”

Tabitha Watson, agency director of MGA Management, said: “MGA Management are absolutely thrilled to be supporting the Scottish Herald Culture Awards 2019 and look forward to an evening celebrating the wonderful arts and creativity within Scotland.

“We are honoured to be presenting the award for Outstanding Musical Performance with four exceptional nominees, each one being a winner in our eyes.

“We are looking forward to meeting lots of up and coming talent along with other industry professionals, continuing to build our contacts within Scotland to help develop the arts and culture within. What an exciting event it’s set up to be. Best of luck to all the nominees.”

With the date set for the gathering of Scotland’s cultural finest, we want to give you one last chance to join the celebration. There are still final tickets remaining for the ceremony this Thursday.

For more information on how to attend, please visit http://newsquestscotlandevents.com/events/cultureawards/ or contact Holly Rutherford at Holly.Rutherford@newsquest.co.uk on 0141 302 6019.