Arts & Business Scotland Awards 2014

Arts & Business Scotland Awards 2014

After a fabulous evening celebrating the prestigious Arts & Business Scotland Awards 2014 at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow, we are delighted to announce the winning and commended partnerships.


Placemaking Award sponsored by VisitScotland

Awarded to a partnership that has strategically shaped the cultural activities in a particular geographical area (community, town, city or region) or has contributed to an increase in cultural tourism in that defined area

Joint winners: Inksters & Scottish Ensemble and Shell (UK) Ltd & Theatre Modo Ltd

People Award

Awarded to a partnership that has used the power of culture to engage with the people in the wider community

Winner: TOTAL E&P UK Limited & Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Commended: Tesco Bank & National Galleries of Scotland

Digital Innovation Award sponsored by Accenture Scotland

Awarded to a partnership that has used digital and/or technology in an innovative way to enhance the work of the cultural organisation

Winner: Quartic Llama & National Theatre of Scotland

Entrepreneurial/Sustainability Award sponsored by Turcan Connell

Awarded to a partnership that has developed business expertise or opportunities within the cultural organisation which has contributed to the creation of, for example, a new income stream or more effective working practices

Winner: Sloans Bar and Restaurant & Noise Opera
Commended: Glasgow City Council Carbon Management Team & Film City Glasgow

International Award

Awarded to a partnership that has supported the cultural organisation’s international activities or that has leveraged international support for the cultural activities of an organisation within Scotland

Winner: Nomad Exhibitions & Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)
Highly commended: Benromach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky & National Theatre of Scotland
Highly commended: First State Investments & Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Leadership Award sponsored by Chevron Upstream Europe

For an individual who has shown outstanding leadership in the arts during 2013

Winner: John Wallace CBE, Former Principal of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The Glasgow Life Award sponsored by Glasgow Life

For the most creative contribution to realising the ambition of Festival 2014

Winner: The Citizens Theatre for On Common Ground

Enterprising Museum Award sponsored by Museums Galleries Scotland

For an innovative or entrepreneurial project that has delivered an ambitious high-impact museum experience

Winner: Abbot House for Abbot Brew House
Commended: Benholm and Johnshaven Heritage Society for Our Village; A People’s Story of Johnshaven
Commended: Aberdeenshire Council for Aberdeen Farming Museum: You Are What You Eat

Click here to view photographs of the event.

Sponsors and partners

We are thankful for all of the support we receive to make our annual Awards event happen.  To see who sponsored and partnered with us for the 2014 Awards click the link below.