STIRLING Uni swimmer Duncan Scott could be picking up more accolades this week after making the shortlist at the inaugural 2017 NRS Scottish Sporting Awards

The 19-year-old, from Alloa, has been nominated for the Sporting Breakthrough Award, after becoming a double Olympic medallist last year.

This, of course, comes after his many other achievements starting with the 2015 European Games were he came home the most successful British athlete with three golds in the 100m and 200m freestyle, plus 4x200m relay.

He also won various golds and silvers at European Championships in 2016 and was part of a silver medal winning team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The awards, which take place at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh, this Friday, will celebrate the outstanding achievements of Scotland’s exceptional sporting stars from across disabled, professional and amateur sport.

The NRS Scottish Sporting Awards aim to celebrate sport and raise funds for Nordoff Robbins Scotland, the largest music therapy charity in Scotland dedicated to using the power of music to change lives.

The therapists work with people of all ages who are isolated by disability or illness, from children with autism to adults with dementia, music therapy can make a profound difference to wellbeing and quality of life for both the beneficiary of the treatment and their family.

The awards dinner promises to be an unmissable night, supported by businesses and organisations from across the country as well as a few well known faces, all celebrating the importance of supporting sport and its participants in Scotland.

A total of ten categories are included such as Lifetime Achievement Award; Outstanding Contribution to Sport; Team Performance of the Year; Ambassadors of Sport Award and Coach of the Year.

There is also the Sporting Breakthrough Award; Parasport Personality of the Year (M); Parasport Personality of the Year (F); Unsung Sporting Hero Award; and Action Sports Award.

Demand for Nordoff Robbins Scotland’s music therapy continues to rise and the charity must raise £500,000 a year to ensure they reach those who need them most.

Nordoff Robbins’ vision is a world where music therapy is available to all who need it and to achieve this, your support is vital.

Fore more information on the work of the charity, please visit or contact Simon Foy at