On Wednesday 24 May, The 2017 SAY Award Longlist will be revealed in front of a live audience at Glasgow's O2 ABC Glasgow. With exclusive live performances from SAY Award alumni Admiral Fallow, Steve Mason (acoustic) and Mungo's Hi Fi with YT.

Join us as we announce 20 outstanding albums as the official Scottish Album of the Year Award 2017 Longlist.

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The SAY Award is a prestigious and exciting arts prize produced by the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), with confirmed partners for 2017 including Paisley for UK City of Culture 2021, Creative Scotland, TicketWeb and PPL. Boasting a lucrative £20,000 prize for the winner and nine runner up prizes of £1,000 each, the award celebrates, promotes and rewards the most outstanding Scottish albums released each year. Respected by artists and valued by the industry, The SAY Award is responsible for a surge in musical discovery and an explosion of impassioned debate on social media.

Eligible album submissions are now closed.

Eligible Albums


Paul Towndrow & Steve Hamilton Duo
— We Shine The Sun
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Paws
— No Grace
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Pete MacLeod
— Crestfallen
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Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh
— Ears Are Filled With Wonder
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Listen: Bandcamp
Philmari
— 'Auld Acquaintance' : Songs of Robert Burns
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Pictish Trail
— Future Echoes
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Rachel Newton
— Here's My Heart Come Take It
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Listen: Bandcamp
Randi Gilliland
— High on a Cliff
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Randolph's Leap
— Cowardly Deeds
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Listen: Spotify Soundcloud Bandcamp
RANT
— Reverie
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Razor Sharp Death Blizzard
— You Will Burn
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Reverieme
— Straw Woman
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Richard Youngs
— The Rest Is Scenery
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Rick Redbeard
— Awake Unto
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Rico Franchi
— Auditory Dreams
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Ritterskamp
— At Last
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Rm Hubbert
— Telling The Trees
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Robyn Stapleton
— Songs of Robert Burns
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Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire
— Swithering
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Ross and Ali
— Symbiosis
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ROTU
— Rise Of the Tartan Unicorn
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Sacre Noir
— Nothing Falls Apart
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Sacred Paws
— Strike A Match
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Sad City
— Shapes In Formation
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Sand
— A Sleeper, Just Awake
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Saor
— Guardians
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Scarlet INside
— THirty RiVers to CRoss
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Schnarff Schnarff
— The Evil That We Do...
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Peter Maxwell Davies, Sean Shibe, Ben Gernon
— Peter Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise
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Scottish National Jazz Orchestra & Bill Evans (composed by Tommy Smith)
— Beauty & The Beast
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Seldom Few
— Seldom Few
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Simmons Is Old
— .
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Simon Kempston
— Vanishing Act
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Simon Thacker & Justyna Jablonska
— Karmana
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Sinderins
— Sinderins
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Siobhan Miller
— Strata
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Small Hours
— Common Ground
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Sordid Sound System
— Lux Exterior
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Southern Tenant Folk Union
— Join Forces
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Starless
— Starless
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State Broadcasters
— A Different Past
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Stephen Lee and Mark Small
— The EPR Paradox
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Stephen Solo
— Pii
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Stillhound
— Bury Everything
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Storyyelling
— Imaginary Letters
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Sun Starer
— Yeah I'm Alright
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Sunshine Social
— Reduce to Dust
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Sweeney Straddles The Sun
— Tarantula
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Tannara
— Trig
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Teenage Fanclub
— Here
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TeenCanteen
— Say It All With A Kiss
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The Animal Mothers
— The Incredibly Strange Animal Mothers Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed Up Zombies
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The Blet Project
— Now Live
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The Bucky Rage
— F.Y.I Luv U
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The Cherry Wave
— Shimaru
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The Cosmic Dead
— Rainbowhead
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The Dunedin Consort
— J S Bach: Christmas Oratorio
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The Eastern Swell
— One Day, A Flood
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The Fast Camels
— Tales Of The Expected
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The Flexibles
— Pink Everything
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The Grand Gestures
— Remixed
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The Hostiles
— Last Call
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The Howling Lords
— The Howling Lords
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The Jesus and Mary Chain
— Damage and Joy
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The Katet
— Guillotine
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The Lapelles
— The Lapelles
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The Little Kicks
— Shake Off Your Troubles
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The Long Ocean
— The Long Ocean
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The Lost Highway
— Search For Audrey
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The Miss's
— Crash
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The Modern Intsitute
— Another Exhibition
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The Pale Kids
— You Decide
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The Paperback Throne
— Outside
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the pinDROP
— Love is All
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The Pooches
— The Pooches
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The Rotations
— Credit The Dimension
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The Royal Male
— Plastic Throne
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The Shee
— Continuum
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The Sixteen / Britten Sinfonia / Harry Christophers
— James MacMillan: Stabat mater
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The Skarsoles
— Wake Up Rise Up
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The Twisted Melons
— West of the Rock
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The Twistettes
— Jilt the Jive
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The Wakes
— Venceremos
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The Wayne Devro Set
— Birdsulfur
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Third Mountain
— Brandenburg
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Tommy Mackay
— Bam Glam
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Tommy Smith & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
— Modern Jacobite
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Tomorrow The Rain Will Fall Upwards
— Wreck His Days
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Top Floor Taivers
— A Delicate Game
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Trail West
— Rescattermastered
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TRANSCEIVE
— EXIT TO NOWHERE
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Trashcan Sinatras
— Wild Pendulum
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Travis
— Everything At Once
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Trevor Morrison, James Macmillan, Scottish Festival Orchestra
— The Lost Songs Of St Kilda
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Trevor Morrison, Scottish Festival Orchestra
— The Lost Songs of St. Kilda
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TVO
— Jack On Piano
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Twin Atlantic
— GLA
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Two Flags
— Fallowed Youth
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T_A_M
— In Tandem
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