Stewart Cruickshank was a huge force for good in Scottish music. Producing radio programmes for the BBC, he nurtured an enormous amount of talent, impacting the lives of countless musicians and listeners.

His unsparing encouragement was legendary. He built connections, gave people the impetus to create, selflessly shared and promoted artists’ work, and in so doing helped create Scottish music as we know it.

To honour his legacy there is to be a new award made to an emerging songwriter.

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