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A Celebration of Scotland's Treasures

Save the Date

Thursday, April 14, 2022

The Metropolitan Club

New York City

Please save the date for a festive evening celebrating all that we love about Scotland – from coastlines to castles, from art to architecture, from wildlife to wilderness – with a little whisky thrown in for good measure.

For more information, please contact Maggie Fogel at 212-873-2955 or mfogel@ntsusa.org

About the Great Scot Award

The Great Scot Award is presented annually to a Scot or American who has contributed to the countries’ shared heritage. The recipient is selected by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the award presentation is the highlight of the annual gala, A Celebration of Scotland’s Treasures. Honorees include Billy Connolly (pictured here with presenter Alan Cumming, also a Great Scot Award honoree), Denise Mina, Ken Burns, Phyllis Logan, and Alexander McCall Smith. Below you will find a full list of past Honorees.

Great Scot Award Honorees

  • Honorees 2008-2018

    2018

    Mark Beaumont

    World record-breaking long distance cyclist.

    2017

    Ken Burns

    Documentary filmmaker and kinsman of Scottish poet Robert Burns.

    2016

    Phyllis Logan

    Actor, best known for her roles as Mrs. Hughes on Downton Abbey and Lady Jane Felsham on Lovejoy.

    2015

     Sir Billy Connolly

    Stand up comedian, actor, musician, TV presenter, and artist

    2014

    Richard Scott

    10th Duke of Buccleuch and the 12th Duke of Queensbury

    2013

    Ian Gow

    Chief Curator, National Trust for Scotland

    2012

    The International Alliance for the Advancement of Scottish Roots Music

    2011

    Mrs. Thomas J. Hubbard

    Philanthropist

    2010

    Christopher Forbes

    Vice chairman of Forbes Inc., noted collector and connoisseur

    2009

    Alan Cumming

    Award-Winning Actor, Singer, Writer, Producer, Director, and Author

    2008

    Alexander McCall Smith

    Internationally Acclaimed Author

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