QTS and Scotland’s Railway return as Proud Scotland sponsors
The Proud Scotland Awards are returning to Glasgow on the 3rd of June at a glitzy ceremony and feast fit for a Queen at the city’s Radisson Blu Hotel.
QTS Group is joining forces with Scotland’s Railway to return as main category sponsors of the awards, with QTS celebrating the Sports Person or Group of the Year and Scotland’s Railway putting its name to The Public Service Award.
The awards, which recognise and celebrate the contribution of members of the LGBT+ communities to Scottish life, alternate between Edinburgh and Glasgow and this year will see Her Majesty’s new Platinum Pudding served for the first time in Scotland in a nod to her Platinum Jubilee weekend.
As well as QTS and Scotland’s Railway, this year’s awards are being supported by companies across the country including headline sponsor, The Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, First Direct and SKY.
Alan McLeish, Managing Director of QTS Group commented:
“We’re very happy to be involved with the Proud Scotland awards again, it’s a fantastic occasion which recognises some incredibly inspirational people. For us, sport is a real passion and to be able to use this platform to celebrate some of the wonderful individuals within the LGBT+ community is a real honour.”
Members of the public can cast their nominations now in 18 categories with people from every corner of Scotland, the UK and internationally expected to be put forward for the opportunity to glitter and shine at the awards ceremony alongside stars of the screen and stage.
First held in Glasgow in 2019 the ceremony moved online in 2020 where it was hosted live from a specially constructed studio in Stirling by celebrity and LGBT+ national treasure Gok Wan and was watched live by tens of thousands. They were hosted in 2021 by Bafta nominated actor David Carlyle from the hit channel 4 drama “It’s a Sin” at a lavish dinner and ceremony in Edinburgh with reduced numbers as part of covid mitigations that required all guests to prove they had tested negative for covid before the event.
The top winners are inducted into the Scottish LGBT+ hall of fame. 2019 saw the British High Commissioner to Western India, Alan Gemmell from Glasgow, pick up the top gong with 2021 seeing two people share the honour – Hollyoaks star Annie Wallace from Aberdeen and ground-breaking TV writer and producer Russel T Davies from Swansea.
Euan McLeod from the Proud Scotland awards commented:
“Proud Scotland is Scotland’s national LGBT+ awards and the only event on such a scale outside of London. This year it really is a night of Queens as we ensure that people across Scotland and further afield get the opportunity to shine in front of their peers, the city welcoming superstars Queen and Adam Lambert back to Glasgow and we pay tribute to the remarkable 70 years on the throne for Her Majesty the Queen by serving the new Platinum Pudding honouring her reign”
Nominations can be submitted at www.proudscotlandawards.com
A valid nomination must include someone that lives in Scotland, was born in Scotland or has had a significant impact on people who are LGBT+ in Scotland. Nominations close at midnight, Sunday 10th April 2022.