2014 Star Awards

Kay AdamsPupils and teachers, students and lecturers, employers and training providers from across Scotland gathered in Glasgow on Friday 7 November to hear a host of success stories at the 2014 Scottish Qualifications Authority Star Awards.

The glittering ceremony, held at Glasgow Clyde College’s Anniesland Campus for the fourth year running, was hosted by TV and radio presenter Kaye Adams and supported by a number of sponsors, including Hodder Gibson, Skills Development Scotland, the SCQF Partnership, Youthlink Scotland and Education Scotland.

The Fellowship

This year the SQA Fellowship was presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to education and training in Scotland.

Mr Colin D R Mair MA Cert Ed

Mr Colin D R Mair MA Cert Ed

Colin Mair, rector of The High School of Glasgow was named as the recipient of SQA’s highest honour, the SQA Fellowship.  Colin has spent his entire professional career at The High School of Glasgow, joining the school after graduating from Jordanhill College in 1976.  He joined the school’s senior management team in 1985 before becoming deputy rector in 1996 and has served as rector since 2004.

Pride o' Worth

In addition to the range of awards presented on the evening, SQA’s Pride o’ Worth awards are given to one individual and one centre who have demonstrated outstanding achievement over the course of the year.

This year, SQA’s Pride o’ Worth Awards were given to Cameron Swanson and Castlebay Community School.

Cameron Swanson, Castlehead High School, Paisley

Cameron Swanson, Castlehead High School, Paisley

Cameron Swanson, a former pupil of Castlehead High School in Paisley, was named the Pride o’ Worth winner for individuals after scooping the award for School Candidate of the Year and being Highly Commended in the Academic Excellence category.

Castlebay Community School, Isle of Barra

Castlebay Community School, Isle of Barra

Castlebay Community School on the Isle of Barra walked away with four awards, including SQA’s Pride o’ Worth Award for centres. The island school lifted three other trophies on the night; Partnership of the Year, Lifelong Learning Centre of the Year and Sustainable Educator of the Decade.

The finalists

The entertainment

Thanks to all of our entertainment on the evening.

We are hugely grateful to all our sponsors who supported the star awards 2014