The Scottish Music Awards return in 2022 to raise funds for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins

The Specsavers Scottish Music Awards return for a second year on Saturday.

Taking place at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom, the sold-out annual event raises funds for the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity.

The charity strives to break down barriers using music, creating a space for people to express themselves and connect with others.

This year’s show will be hosted by Edith Bowman, celebrating Scottish music with performances from The View, Altered Images and Dylan John Thomas.

Nominees for this year’s extravaganza include Lewis Capaldi, Ewan McVicar, rock band Gun, Tamzene and Peat & Diesel.

Capaldi had been listed for the Raymond Weil award for Global Artist of the Year from the event, which he says is the fourth nomination he has had this year.

Capaldi said: “Delighted to be back home for this year’s Scottish Music Awards.

“I remember winning my very first trophy there in 2017, it was such a big moment for me in everything that’s happened since.”

Capaldi’s nomination for the awards comes after his comeback track Forget Me reached number one.

After winning the SSE Best UK Artist Award in 2020, Capaldi’s return to the Specsavers Scottish Music Awards in November shows his continued success.

Nominated for the first time at the Scottish Music Awards, Ewan McVicar has been nominated for the Sub Club/Ballantynes ​​Electronic Music Award.

The DJ shot to fame after his hit Tell Me Something Good was hailed as the sound of the summer 2021 for global dance music fans.

Glasgow rock band Gun have been nominated for the Hard Rock Cafe Rock Legend Award in recognition of their more than 40 year career in the industry which has seen them create seven famous albums.

Tamzene, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Cromarty in the Scottish Highlands, is nominated for the Vega Rising Star Award.

First discovered on the streets of Inverness, the Last Song singer, inspired by soul music and good stories, has now graced some of the biggest and best stages in the country, from the TRNSMT Festival to King Tuts.

Peat & Diesel, the Stornoway trio who gained a reputation for their spirited performances and sold out their first gig at the Barrowland Ballroom in less than a day, have been honored with the Royal Highland Center Sound of Scotland Award.