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Scotswoman of the Year

The Evening Times’ Scotswoman of the Year is a unique celebration of the accomplishments of woman across Scotland.

We are once again delighted to show our support to the unsung women who make the world a better place. These awards provide the perfect opportunity to once again recognise the talents and achievements of some of our nation’s most remarkable women.

From top flight businesswomen to compassionate carers, from scientists working on lifesaving breakthroughs to teachers nurturing tomorrow’s leaders, from record breaking sportswomen to your local lollipop lady, the aim of the event is to acknowledge our debt for their, often, selfless and unacknowledged hard work.

Scotland has many inspirational women in many walks of life. And it is right and fitting that we celebrate and honour their work and contributions. Every one of our winners over the decades has been an outstanding individual.

And what better way to pay tribute to these truly inspirational women than at the Scotswoman of Year Awards.

This year we are launching a new category to secure the legacy of SWOTY. We want to find the first ever Young Scotswoman of the Year. Our exciting new category is open to girls and young females between the ages of 12 and 21.

The Evening Times is proud that we have celebrated their contributions for more than half a century and we look forward to doing so for many years to come.

Donald Martin, Editor, Evening Times

2018 Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year -JS. Photo by Jamie Simpson

Title Partner


St. Enoch Centre is a leading Scottish retail destination located in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre. .

St. Enoch offers more than 90 retailers under one roof including an unrivalled selection of leading department stores, exclusive brands and Scotland’s largest food court. The centre is popular amongst shoppers of all ages and features a number of great brands, including Hotel Chocolat, Hamleys, Disney Store and Fossil. Other major retailers within the Centre include Debenhams, Mothercare, H&M, Boots, Dorothy Perkins and Quiz.

The 850,000 sq ft centre, which was the first of its kind in Scotland when it opened in 1989, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.  St. Enoch Centre is currently undergoing a multi-million pound redevelopment to create a nine-screen VUE cinema as well as bringing in new restaurants and retailers.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 – Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

Nominate Today

The search for the Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year 2018 in association with St. Enoch Centre is underway. We invite you to nominate an inspirational woman who you believe to be deserving of this prestigious title.

The Scotswoman of the Year may have:

  • Devoted her time and effort to the causes of others
  • Made an incredible contribution to society in Scotland
  • Overcome obstacles in her life and made outstanding achievements despite them

To nominate your SWOTY 2018, complete the online submission by Friday, January 25, 2019.

Young Scotswoman of the Year:

This year we are launching a new category to secure the legacy of SWOTY.

We want to find the first ever Young Scotswoman of the Year.

Our exciting new category is open to girls and young females between the ages of 12 and 21.

The Young Scotswoman of the Year will be an inspirational individual, who has already made a fantastic contribution to Scottish society, helping others and overcoming personal challenges along the way.

You can nominate your Young SWOTY by completing the online submission form by Friday, January 25, 2019.

A judging panel will draw up a Young SWOTY shortlist which will then be open to a public vote #voteyoungswoty across our website and social media platforms.


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2017 Scotswoman of the Year

sally magnusson

After the death of her mother, Glasgow broadcaster and writer Sally founded Playlist for Life in 2013, changing the way people with dementia are cared for across the UK.
The charity makes it possible for people with dementia to have access to meaningful music from their past.
It has now provided training for more than 1600 staff in 98 organisations and has won the backing of a wide range of health professionals – including GPs at a Glasgow care home who now describe Playlist for Life as part of medical care. The Care Inspectorate also recently announced its backing for the charity.


2018 Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year -JS. Photo by Jamie Simpson

Download a PDF of previous winners

Corporate Sponsorship

Association with the Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year Awards 2018 will:

* Position your company as a leading organisations supporting Scottish women
* Offer your organisation flexible, long term tactical media activity.
* Provide exclusivity; entertain key clients in a relaxed, informed and unique environment.
* Enable you to achieve tighter targeting by building and deepening the relationship with your desired audience segment along with key business figures.

Sponsorship of this exclusive opportunity is available for 2018, to discuss this opportunity further, please contact: Lyndsay Wilson, Events Director, Evening Times (Newsquest Scotland Events).


For more information on submitting a nomination or to find out more about the awards evening, please contact event organiser Holly Rutherford on 0141 302 6019.

For the next Scotswoman of the Year awards taking place on Thursday, March 14, 2019 there is the opportunity for your company or brand to exhibit within Grand Central Hotel during the drink’s reception.  This is a great way to showcase your product and/or services to over 300 influential woman who will be attending on the night.

For more information please contact the team for further details.



The Blue Parrot Events company is a creative event hire company with offices in East Kilbride and Edinburgh. Specialising in themed prop and furniture hire we aim to create unique and innovative experiences at events that will leave people talking for years to come.




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