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The Scottish Learning Disability Awards

*Due to the ongoing pandemic there will be no Scottish Learning Disability Awards in 2021* 

What are the Scottish Learning Disability Awards?

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.  Scottish Learning Disability Week and the Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2020 are a platform to celebrate the contribution of people with learning disabilities in their communities across Scotland.

The Scottish Commission for  People with a Learning Disability (SCLD) hosts the annual Scottish Learning Disability Awards, which are the culmination of activities taking place across Scotland as part of Scottish Learning Disability Week. The Awards are held annually in May.

There are 8 Award Categories for 2020. Each award category has a judging panel to make sure each nomination is assessed fairly.

The finalists are filmed and their stories are shown at the Scottish Learning Disability Awards ceremony where they are presented with their awards at a gala event.

The Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2020

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the current restrictions we were unable to hold a gala dinner and awards ceremony in 2020.

Instead, to celebrate our 2020 finalists, we held two weeks of online celebration; our ‘Spotlight’ event.

 

Highly Commended in the Creative Communities Category, Andrew Moodie accepts his award at the Learning Disability Awards 2019

Andrew Moodie, Highly Commended in the Creative Communities category at the Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2019.

The Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2019

To give you a flavour of the Scottish Learning Disability Awards, you can watch some of our 2019 finalists’ videos and view photos and press coverage of the Awards night.

Videos

Learning Disability Awards 2019: Our finalists

News

The Learning Disability Awards 2019 were featured in The Daily Record.

Photos

View our photo gallery here: Learning Disability Awards Photo Album

All the 2019 finalists smile and cheer whilst holding their awards on stage at the Learning Disability Awards 2019

Finalists at the Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2019. Pictures by Peter Devlin Photography.

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