Angela Crawley, Hannah Bardell, Mhairi Black

For the second year running Angela Crawley MP picked up the gong at the Icon Awards in Glasgow at the weekend.

Angela has been the Member of Parliament for Lanark and Hamilton East since the 2015 general election and  is the SNP spokesperson for Women and Equalities and a member of the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee.

Speaking about the award, Angela said she was “genuinely delighted to win” and thanked “all of the icons who inspire me every day!”

The Icon Awards celebrate the contributions of politicians, businesses, community groups and individuals in what has been another historic year for diversity and equality in Scotland.

Finalists attended the event at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow, which was hosted by Bruce Devlin, alongside a number of high-profile figures including Jane McCarry of Still Game, interior designer John Amabile and singer Horse McDonald.

The award winners were rigorously chosen by the Icon Awards committee, itself made up of some of Scotland’s most committed and forward thinking individuals, having been shortlisted earlier in September and nominated directly by the Scottish public.

Glasgow’s Lord Provost Sadie Docherty also added her congratulations to all winners, saying: “I’m delighted that Glasgow is once again hosting the Icon Awards and extremely proud that my city is again being recognised for its diversity, tolerance and progressive thinking. We all know that people make Glasgow. Individuals and organisations representing and serving our LGBTI communities should take great pride in being recognised for their commitment to this cause.”

The biggest award of the evening, The Icon Award, went to Susan Douglas-Scott for her longstanding voluntary work and dedication to equality in Scotland. The award was presented by Icon Awards Chair Scott Barclay and special guest Chesney Hawkes, who entertained guests with a full live performance to close the evening.

Scott Barclay and Susan Douglas-Scott
Scott Barclay and Susan Douglas-Scott

Speaking on Icon 2016, Scott Barclay spoke of his pride at the journey the awards have made in the last twelve months, saying: “Once again, a small corner of Scotland showed the world how proud we were of those who have championed diversity in honouring them at the 2016 Icon Awards, one of the most glamorous night in the Scottish social calendar.

“We were proud to present the Icon Award to Susan Douglas-Scott. Susan. Like so many of our deserving winners, has campaigned for social justice, equality and human rights her whole adult life and is a true role-model to so many Scots.”

OutNews Global Editor AJ Higginson ,singer Horse McDonald, Justine and Julie Smithies

Photos: Stuart Churchill

Full List of Winner are below:

The Spirit Award Winner: Natalie Scott

Media Coverage Award Winner: Coming Oot!

Cultural Icon Of The Year Winner: Mark Vice
 Runner Up: Annie Wallace

Uniformed Icon Of The Year Winner: Fahad Bashir, Scottish Police Muslim Association Runner Up: Alan Sneddon, Gay Police Association

Sporting Icon Of The Year Winner: LEAP Sports Scotland

Political Icon Of The Year Winner: Angela Crawley MP

Venue Of The Year Winner: Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow 
Runner Up: Spoon Cafe, Glasgow

Wedding Industry Business Of The Year Winner: Asteria Bridal, Glasgow
Runner Up: Pearl & Plumb Photography, Glasgow

Beauty Industry Business Of The Year Winner: Rehab Beauty Parlour, Dundee

 

 

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