After a fantastic evening celebrating the Arts & Business Scotland Awards 2015 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 3 February 2016, we are delighted to announce the winning and commended partnerships.


People Award sponsored by Chevron Upstream Europe

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

Winner: A1 Toys & Children's Classic Concerts

Commended: Buchanan Food & Woodend Barn


Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Turcan Connell

This category recognises a partnership that has developed business expertise or opportunities within the cultural organisation

Winner: Buchanan Food & Woodend Barn 

Commended: The Buccleuch and Queensberry Arms Hotel & Absolute Classics


Enterprising Museum Award sponsored by Museums Galleries Scotland

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

Joint winners: Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum & Scottish Maritime Museum 


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: La Chunky Studios & Tromolo Productions

Commended: citizenM & Glasgow School of Art


Placemaking Award sponsored by VisitScotland

Awarded to a partnership that has strategically shaped the cultural activities in a particular geographical area or has contributed to an increase in cultural tourism in that area

Winner: Urban Union & WAVEparticle 

Commended: Raasay House & ATLAS Arts 


Leadership Award 

For an individual who has shown outstanding leadership in the arts during 2014

Winner: Donald MacDonald CBE


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: Virgin Trains & YDance 


Business Creativity Award sponsored by Inksters Solicitors 

To recognise a business which has taken the creative lead in establishing and developing a cultural project partnership

Winner: Caledonian MacBrayne 

Commended: Macsween of Edinburgh


Here's what winning meant to our 2015 Awards recipients