Over 500 people joined the celebrations at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre for the recent Team Scotland Sports Awards – with Brand Oath behind the new look for the event.
Supporting the Awards for a fourth occasion, the look and feel to the star-studded evening came from Brand Oath’s dedicated graphics to define 2019 – neither an Olympic or Commonwealth year – and bring to life Scotland’s famous success stories.
With ‘Celebrating Our Past, Building Our Future’ the theme of the night, the Edinburgh agency’s work highlighted athletes from present and bygone eras to achieve dynamic and striking visuals.
Reflecting the branding, the room was packed with Scottish sporting stars from across the generations as World, Olympic and Commonwealth champions rubbed shoulders with the stars of tomorrow. The evening was an inspirational celebration of their outstanding achievements, as well as the success of individuals, schools, clubs and teams across the whole of Scottish sport.
Following an outstanding season that saw her become the first British woman ever to win an individual ISSF World Championship title, Seonaid McIntosh added to her accolades by becoming the first shooter ever to lift the Emirates Lonsdale Trophy as 2019 Scottish Sportsperson of the Year.
Seonaid, also named Female Athlete of the Year, emulated past winners such as Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Andy Murray and Dame Katherine Grainger. Seonaid’s success came on a superb night for the McIntosh family, as her father and coach Donald McIntosh took the Coach of the Year award.
Duncan Scott, the Emirates Lonsdale winner in 2018, had another sensational year in swimming, which saw him claim Male Athlete of the Year, while ex-Olympic champion Dick McTaggart MBE was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of an outstanding Boxing career.
Scottish Athletics won Sport Governing Body of the Year, impressively for the third time in four years, while Bill Morrison Gardiner was named as Volunteer of the Year for his fantastic work with LEAP Sports.
Paul Bush OBE, Chair of Commonwealth Games Scotland, said: “This has been a fantastic celebration of what has been and continues to be a golden year for Scottish sport, as well as a chance to look back and recognise the inspirational achievements of previous generations who paved the way for today’s stars.
“A huge thank you to our partners and sponsors, whose support has made this fantastic event possible and enables us to properly recognise the achievements of the individuals, teams and organisations that help to put Scotland on the sporting map.”
The evening was hosted by highly respected TV presenters Amy Irons and Dougie Vipond, with funds raised for the Team Scotland Youth Trust, which was celebrating its 30th year.