FANS can now submit entries for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award, with Clacks’ very own Fergus McCreadie lined up to perform at the final.

McCreadie, from Dollar, was the first ever jazz/trad music artist to collect the prize, and will now perform at Stirling’s iconic Albert Halls before this year’s winner is announced.

McCreadie said: “I’m very excited to see the SAY Award make its return this year.

“Last year, I was so honoured to win it with Forest Floor and to represent the incredible jazz scene in Scotland in this way, in a mainstream industry prize.

“Many cross-genre awards don’t pay much attention to smaller scenes and so I believe the SAY Award is really important for highlighting all types of music across the board.

“I look forward to seeing who takes the prize this year and performing at the ceremony itself!”

The 2023 edition of the SAY Award will see the return of two additional prizes – the Modern Scottish Classic Award and the Sound of Young Scotland Award, which aims to recognise artists between the ages of 18-25.

To be considered for a SAY Award, the album must have been released between June 1 2022 and May 31 2023.

Fans can submit entries and nominations for the SAY Award at, with the winner receiving a £20,000 prize.

The winners and nine runners up will be announced at the Albert Halls ceremony on October 26.

Anyone wishing to attend the ceremony can purchase early-bird tickets from