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Meredith Has First SAY

Composer Anna Meredith has won the Scottish Album Of The Year (SAY) award with her excellent third album ‘Varmints’.

The former composer-in-residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra was awarded the prize at a ceremony at Paisley Town Hall at the end of last month.

Meredith commented: “It has been a total honour and a privilege to be on the longlist and shortlist for the SAY Award. It has been great getting to know all of the other albums and during these politically difficult times to see positivity, creativity and spirit coming out of the longlist and shortlist. Thank you to all of those artists. Huge thanks to the SAY Award and my long suffering and hugely talented band who helped me make this real labour of love”.

Chairman of the Scottish Music Industry Association Dougal Perman, said: “Scottish music goes from strength to strength. As Scotland’s national music prize, the Say Award celebrates a selection of the best albums from the past year. The quality and diversity of the artists and albums on the long list demonstrates the energy and vitality of Scotland’s music industry”.

The SAY award was developed in 2012 by the Scottish Music Industry Association in partnership with Creative Scotland. Previous winners of the £20,000 first prize include Kathryn Joseph, Young Fathers and Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat.

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