Duo beat off tough competition

Aidan Moffat and Bill Wells have claimed the inaugural SAY Award.

Scotland's music scene is thriving. A true hub for creativity, Caledonia has been pushing back boundaries for decades now with countless styles, genres and scenes around the world tracing their roots back to the tiny Northern nation.

In honour of its bustling music scene, a few figures launched the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award at the tail end of last year.

The final ceremony took place in Glasgow last night, with Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat claiming the trophy. Scooping the gong for their joint effort 'Everything's Getting Older' the pair were a popular choice for the award.

Accepting the award Aidan Moffat said: “It’s fantastic. I still can’t quite believe it. Obviously we’re very, very happy. It was a great shortlist. The Scottish Album of the Year Award is all about is introducing people to a wide variety of different types music - the award is very, very important from an industry point of view too and we hope there are many more of them.”

Adding to this, Bill Wells commented: “We’re extremely chuffed, it’s been a fantastic night and it’s a tremendous honour.”

Stewart Henderson has been instrumental in getting the ceremony off the ground, and was clearly delighted by the successful evening. “It’s wonderful after over a year of the planning and development of this award to finally have a winner, and a winner deserving of all of the hard work that’s gone into this award. I’m thrilled for Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat, 'Everything’s Getting Older' is a fantastic album. It’s a worthy winner and has set an incredibly high standard for future winners to follow.”

Congratulations to the winners! Here's an interview with Bill Wells from last year which discusses the making of the album and his ongoing solo career.

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