Scottish Music Awards

The Specsavers Scottish Music Awards returns on Saturday 13 November with performances from The Fratellis, Nathan Evans and Nina Nesbitt, live from Glasgow’s famous Barrowland Ballroom.

Event Details

It’s time for a return to the glitz and glamour, as Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy charity and Specsavers announce the return of one of the foundation’s flagship events, with the Specsavers Scottish Music Awards revealing a brand new location and the first acts set to perform as The Fratellis, Nathan Evans and Nina Nesbitt. One of the most celebrated nights of the year will take place in Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom for the first time ever, presented by Edith Bowman on Saturday 13th November 2021, and the return to a physical event following last year’s virtual stream will mark a new era for Scotland’s national awards. Hosting the biggest and best in the music industry, the Specsavers Scottish Music Awards will raise funds and awareness of the vitally important work Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity do.

For the past 22 years, the Specsavers Scottish Music Awards have honoured some of the country’s biggest international stars from Annie Lennox to Susan Boyle, Biffy Clyro to Snow Patrol, all whilst celebrating Scotland’s best up and coming talent including breakthrough awards for the likes of Be Charlotte, Tom Walker and Lewis Capaldi, with the all-important mission to raise funds for the UK’s largest independent music therapy charity.

Funds raised on the night via online donations, live auctions and ticket sales are a vital part of the charity’s ability to provide music therapists and sessions to those who need it most, marking 23 years of the awards as the main fundraising event for Nordoff Robbins. 2020’s winners and performers included Texas, Amy Macdonald, Wet Wet Wet, Dougie MacLean and many more, raising £89,000 to ensure the charity is able to provide vital services across Scotland.


13 November 2021


Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow


On Request – With more acts to be announced over the coming weeks, tickets are available to purchase via Simon Foy at

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