24th November 2017 @ The Savoy 12noon – 5pm

Click here to download the official 2017 St Andrew’s Day flyer.

Interested in booking a place or booking a table? Email Fiona.strongman@btinternet.com

The fifth St Andrew’s Day Lunch at The Savoy takes place on Friday 24th November 2017 from noon to 5.00pm. Four years ago, it was our view at London Scottish rugby club that no-one really “owned” St. Andrew’s Day in London. This presented an opportunity to create a new and exciting event in London, celebrating St Andrew’s Day and being Scottish in London. Hence, the inaugural St Andrew’s Day Lunch (SADL) at The Savoy was born in 2013.

SADL brings together the London and Scottish business, sports and entertainment communities to have fun, raise money for good causes and celebrate outstanding achievement through the Great London Scot Awards in a world-class hotel – The Savoy on the Strand.

What’s it all about?

  • A fantastic event held at The Savoy Hotel on the Strand for 300 guests including sporting heroes, business leaders and other celebrities
  • Superbly entertaining guest speaker – Iain Gordon, former Senior Police Officer with Strathclyde Police
  • Auctioneer – Jonny Gould, comedian and broadcaster
  • Fundraising – in addition to London Scottish, this year’s event will be raising funds for Doddie Weir’5 Trust.

 

The Great London Scot Awards (GLSA) were established in 2013 to celebrate the success of Scots who have a close connection with London. Sponsored by London Scottish, they are presented at the annual St Andrew’s Day at The Savoy lunch. The inaugural awards recognised and honoured outstanding achievement and outstanding young talent.  In 2014, we added a third award – that of lifetime achievement.  And in 2017, we are delighted to announce the following three winners.

2017 Winners:

  • The Great London Scot Award for Lifetime Achievement: Jolomo (Dr John Lowrie Morrison OBE), celebrated contemporary Scottish artist painting expressionist oils of Scottish landscapes
  • The Great London Scot Award for Outstanding Achievement: Lucinda Russell, first Scottish female trainer to win the Grand National with ‘One For Arthur’ in 2017
  • The Great London Scot Award for Outstanding Young Talent: Mark Robertson, part of the history making Scotland Sevens squad and Olympic silver medallist.

 

Winners from last the four years:-

2016 Winners:

The Great London Scot Award for Lifetime Achievement: Sir Ian Wood GBE (Former Chairman and CEO of the Wood Group; Chairman of Opportunity North East and of The Oil and Gas Technology Centre and Founder of the Wood Foundation

The Great London Scot Award for Outstanding Achievement: Dame Katherine Grainger DBE (Five-time Olympic medallist and Great Britain’s most decorated female Olympian; six-time World Champion)

The Great London Scot Award for Outstanding Young Talent: Jamie Murray OBE (Winner of the Davis Cup; five Grand Slams and reached the world No 1 ranking in doubles)

The Great London Scot Award for Outstanding Young Talent: Gordon Reid MBE (Reached singles world No 1; Paralympic Gold & Silver medallist and two-time singles Grand Slam champion)

2015 Winners:

o   The Great London Scot Award for Lifetime Achievement : Sir Craig Reedie CBE (President of the World Anti-Doping Agency)

o   The Great London Scot Award for Outstanding Achievement : Martin Gilbert (Co-founder and Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management)

o   The Great London Scot Award for Outstanding Young Talent : David Smith MBE (London 2012 Gold Medal Winning Paralympian and Double World Champion)

o   The Great London Scot Award for Outstanding Young Talent : Hannah Miley (London 2012 Olympic finalist and reigning European and Commonwealth 400m individual medley champion)

2014 Winners

o   Lifetime Achievement Award : Bernard Gallacher OBE (Non-playing captain of the European Team in 1991, 1993 and 1995)

o   Outstanding Achievement Award : Lord Robert Smith of Kelvin (Chair of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games organising committee)

o   Outstanding Young Talent Award : Nicola Benedetti, MBE (World-renowned Scottish classical violinist)

2013 Winners

o   Outstanding Achievement Award : Sir Andy Murray OBE Kt (British No. 1 tennis player and reached ATP world No. 1)

o   Outstanding Young Talent Award : Sophie Kennedy Clark (Scottish actress)