THE Scottish Music Awards will be hosted by Edith Bowman this year will feature performances from Amy McDonald and new up and coming Glasgow acts.

The awards are raising funds for the music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.

Performances for the awards were filmed in the city’s SWG3 venue in Finnieston and the event will be broadcast online on Saturday, November 28.

Local rising star Kitti is up for the Best Breakthrough award in the female category and Bathgate singer Luke La Volpe will be competing for the same award in the men’s category.

The chair of Nordoff Robbins’ fundraising committee, Donald MacLeod, who owns the Garage and Cathouse nightclubs said: “It feels like we need to celebrate and support the Scottish music scene more than ever.

“For the past 21 years, the awards have raised vital funds for Nordoff Robbins and celebrated some of the biggest and best stars from Annie Lennox and Susan Boyle to breakthrough artists like Lewis Capaldi and Tom Walker.

“Like many other charities, Nordoff Robbins have been severely impacted by Covid-19, having to postpone most of our fundraising events will mean an expected loss of 75% of our fundraising income, hugely impacting those we work with.

“Despite everything going on, all of us at Nordoff Robbins are working hard to support and help with social isolation through online music therapy delivery and online events such as these.”

Amy McDonald, who is up for the Women in Music award said winning the Breakthrough award in 2007 was a “huge boost” to her career when she was starting out.

She added: “In such a difficult year for everyone, to be nominated for the Women In Music award 13 years later feels like another very special landmark.

“I’m looking forward to being part of the online show on November 28 and I hope we can raise plenty of money for the vital and life-changing work of Nordoff Robbins, which is needed now more than ever.” For more information go to