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Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2018

Nominations for the Scottish Learning Disability Awards are now open!

The Scottish 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 want to use Learning Disability Week 2018 as a platform to make visible those individuals who are excelling in areas where people with learning disabilities are rarely represented.

Award categories







The 2018 Awards will recognise finalists under 8 categories. Find out more about our award categories and access nomination forms by clicking on the links below.

Awards for people with learning disabilities

Awards for supporters

Important information

The deadline to submit nominations is Monday 29th January 2018 at 5pm.

If completing a nomination form is a barrier to your taking part, you can also send us a video or audio clip, outlining why your chosen nominee deserves to be recognised.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please call us on

0141 248 3733 or email awards@scld.co.uk

What to expect

What to expect when you submit a nomination

Easy read: What to expect when you submit a nomination

Help us to spread the word

We know that digital communication can be a barrier to lots of people. That is why we encourage you to download, print and share our Learning Disability Awards poster to help us spread the word as far as possible. We would love to see posters displayed in public spaces, workplaces and community hubs all over Scotland, and your help to do that is greatly appreciated.

Learning Disability Awards 2018

Our 2017 finalists

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In May 2017, we recognised the achievements of many talented and exceptional people. You can read biographies about our finalists here.


View videos of our finalists here:

Learning Disability Awards: Our finalists


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

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


View our photo gallery here:


Learning Disability Awards Photo Album

If you have any questions about the 2018 awards, please give us a call on 0141 248 3733 or email awards@scld.co.uk