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Independence Awards with SIF and The National

The Scottish Independence Foundation (SIF) and The National newspaper have created two awards which aim to recognise any nominated individual or organisation whose campaigning activities in the last year have been successful in furthering the cause of Scottish Independence.  Currently serving parliamentarians are not eligible for nomination, although councillors are.

The news article in The National launching the Awards can be seen here.

Eligible work might involve work like education or training of activists; design/production of materials; or running events that will increase support of Independence.

The 2 Awards categories are:

  • Indy Campaigner of the Year Award, who wins a trophy to retain, and £1,500;  and

  • Indy Group of the Year Award, who win a trophy to retain, and £1,000.

In each case, the money awarded is to be given to the pro-Independence group/project of their choice (and which is compatible with SIF’s aims).

The rules governing the awards are relatively-simple and can be found below.

Nominations for either of these awards should be submitted online at:


Nominations open on Fri 4th and close on Wed 16th December 2020.

The Awards Event will be hosted online by The National on Wed 30th December and it will be compered by Elaine C Smith.


Please note that:  

  • The £2,500 of total award money will come from personal donations already made by SIF board members;

  • The money awarded is to be given to the pro-Independence group/project of their choice;  it is not to be spent personally by the winner.  This is an award, not a reward;

  • As stated in newspaper coverage, nominated projects may have “good practice” which points the way for other local groups to follow.  The National newspaper will publish this information later.


This webpage will be updated occasionally with further information.

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