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Kathryn Joseph wins Scottish Album of Year

Kathryn JosephKathryn Joseph’s Bones You Have Thrown Me, And Blood I’ve Spilled was last night named the 2015 Scottish Album of the Year.

Her debut album was judged the “most outstanding” Scottish album and beat off competition on the shortlist from the likes of Belle and Sebastian, Paolo Nutini and Paws.

Ms Joseph, pictured after being named the winner at the O2 ABC, Glasgow, said: “Thank you to all my beautiful friends. I would not have been able to do anything without you,”

The award is now in its fourth year and carries a £20,000 prize. The ceremony was hosted by broadcasters Janice Forsyth and Vic Galloway. The nine runners-up each receive £1,000.

It was developed by the Scottish Music Industry Association in partnership with Creative Scotland.

Commenting on the winner, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “The Scottish Album of the Year award celebrates the range of exciting music produced by exceptionally talented Scottish artists and cements our global reputation as a creative nation.

“Everyone who was shortlisted and longlisted can be proud of their contribution to our music industry. However, particular congratulations must go to Kathryn Joseph for producing this year’s winner.

“Recorded predominantly live at the Diving Bell Lounge in Glasgow, Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I’ve Spilled is a truly outstanding album and this award is very well-deserved.”

The Shortlisted acts and albums were:

Belle and Sebastian: Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance

Errors: Lease of Life

Happy Meals: Apero

Honeyblood: Honeyblood

Kathryn Joseph: Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I’ve Spilled

Paolo Nutini: Caustic Love

Paws: Youth Culture Forever

Slam: Reverse Proceed

The Amazing Snakeheads: Amphetamine Ballads

Young Fathers: Dead

The judges were: Craig Connor (Solid Audioworks); Vicky Carroll (deputy editor, The big Issue); Bob Last (film producer); Rachael Fulton (STV journalist/presenter); Amanda Stanley (TYCI); Cora Bissett (theatre actor and director); Jade Hewat (festival manager, Celtic Connections); David Francis (Trad Music Forum, co-chair Scottish Jazz Federation); Keith Harris (Director Performer Affairs PPL, Artist Manager); Sean Adams (Editor, Drowned in Sound); Neil MacDonald (Open Ear).

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