Learning Disability Awards

On Friday 19th May 2017, we hosted Scotland’s first national Learning Disability Awards! 

The Learning Disability Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate, on a national level, the rarely heard stories and achievements of people with learning disabilities and the people who support them. We wanted to use Learning Disability Week 2017 as a platform to make visible those individuals who are excelling in areas where people with learning disabilities are rarely represented.

Our Chief Executive, Chris Creegan, writes about why the awards matter here.

You can also read a Daily Record news article about the night here.

Award categories

The 2017 categories were:

  • Sport achievement
  • Youth achievement
  • Employee recognition
  • Exceptional frontline worker
  • Inspirational family carer
  • Creative achievement
  • RSA Scotland: Social impact award

Find out more about our award categories:

Category overview

Further information about our categories

Our finalists

Read biographies about our finalists here.

View videos of our finalists here:

Learning Disability Awards: Our finalists


View our photo gallery here:


Learning Disability Awards Photo Album

We will be sharing information about our plans for Learning Disability Week 2018 in the coming months. However, if you have any questions about the 2017 awards, please give us a call on 0141 248 3733 or email admin@scld.co.uk