We look forward to seeing you all for this year’s gala dinner at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on Friday 3 March. This glamorous evening will feature dinner, dancing and, of course, the awards ceremony itself.
Introducing our Compere
John Beattie was born in Borneo, and lived in Malaysia before attending the University of Glasgow. He has a degree in Civil Engineering, but later retrained as a Chartered Accountant.
He is most famous as a Scottish international rugby player. He won 25 caps (one of them Scotland's last win at Twickenham in 1983) and went on two British Lions tours.
He has fronted BBC Scotland radio and tv programmes on music, rugby, shinty, athletics, highland games, badminton and the Commonwealth games.
He hosts a regular lunchtime news programme on BBC Radio Scotland and as a rugby man through and through, is relishing the forthcoming 6 nations championship and Lions Tour of New Zealand.
He certainly knows a thing or two about successful communication, as both a sportsman and broadcaster, so was the ideal choice to host our awards.