Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI will be high profile at the Scottish Sports Awards this week (3 December 2015) with Quality Meat Scotland sponsoring the Young Sports Person category.
A number of outstanding young sportsmen are in the frame to win the award at the ceremony to be held in the Glasgow City Hotel on Thursday evening. The finalists, who are all 18 years old or under, include rowers Josh Armstrong and Gavin Horsburgh, golfer Ewen Ferguson and swimmer Duncan Scott who have already achieved tremendous success in their chosen field, with the future certainly looking bright for the young stars.
The Sunday Mail and sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards celebrate excellence throughout Scottish sports, recognising sportsmen, women and teams for their outstanding achievements throughout 2015.
Scotland’s sporting acumen was certainly demonstrated at the weekend with the Great Britain team, including Andy and Jamie Murray, winning the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936. Both brothers are finalists at the awards in the category of Sports Personalities of the Year.
Jenni Henderson, Quality Meat Scotland’s Health and Education Executive, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Young Sports Person category in this year’s Scottish Sports Awards.
“QMS undertakes a range of activities to encourage awareness of the role of red meat in a healthy diet including our Healthy Living Sports Fund where we offer bursaries to help individuals, groups and schools to undertake health-related activities.
“Our best wishes to all the finalists - their drive and commitment to their sport is truly inspirational and hopefully will encourage others to better understand the benefits of sport and eating well to achieve a healthy lifestyle.”
The event will take place in Glasgow on Thursday 3 December. Scotch Lamb will feature prominently at the awards ceremony, with Scotch Beef being served to over 500 dinner attendees.