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Lauren Laverne

Lauren Laverne

Scottish Style Awards announced, with ceremony to take place in October

Glasgow's cultural calendar enjoyed an injection of glamour this week, following news that the Scottish Style Awards are back with suitable sass.

Organiser's said last night that the awards ceremony, to be held at the end of next month, will be bigger than ever before.

This year's event takes place at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, with host Lauren Laverne joining the great and the good of Scotland to celebrate the individuals and enterprises who 'enrich' Scottish life through their work in fashion, music, the arts, stage, screen, retailing and hospitality.

Now in its fourth year, the evening will see more than a dozen of Scotland's biggest names step up to the plate and walk away award winners, in categories including Scotland's most stylish Male, Female, Band or Musician, and the hotly contested Fashion Designer of the Year. Elsewhere in the programme, fashion lovers can feast their eyes on a runway homage to cashmere and tweed fashionistas, Johnstons of Elgin.

Mary McGowne, founder of the awards said: 'In every respect, the Scottish Style Awards 2008 promises to be the most glamourous night of the year, and by far the most spectacular yet. We are proud to have firmly established the Award's reputation internationally as the definitive benchmark of creative excellence. And with its credentials as a place where stylish, creative things happen, the city of Glasgow is the perfect location to once again stage this stunning celebration of Scottish style.'

Host for the evening Lauren Laverne added: 'It's so exciting to be part of such a stylish occasion which celebrates the very best in fashion, music, the arts and all things creative.'

Vice Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Baillie Liz Cameron echoed the sentiment: 'Scotland with style is delighted to be supporting the Scottish Style Awards again in 2008. Now firmly established as Scotland's foremost celebration of creative endeavour, I am always both delighted and amazed when I see the great wealth of talent that exists in Scotland in this area together in one room, and there's really no finer 'room' that the centre hall at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.'

The events ceremony will be held at Kelvingrove on Fri 24 Oct. See for details.

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