Awards Winners

The Team Scotland Scottish Sports Awards celebrate the best of Scottish sport, recognising those whose success on the international stage or dedication behind the scenes makes Scotland such a proud sporting nation. See listed below our past award winners, including recipients of the prestigious Emirate Lonsdale Trophy and Sir Peter Heatly Trophy.

Award Winners 2018

  • Scottish Sportsperson of the Year – Emirates Lonsdale Trophy: Duncan Scott, Swimmng
  • Male Athlete of the Year: Duncan Scott, Swimming
  • Female Athlete of the Year: Laura Muir, Athletics
  • Para-Sport Athlete of the Year: Neil Fachie with Matt Rotherham, Para-Cycling
  • Young Athlete of the Year – Sir Peter Heatly Trophy: Lucas Thomson, Diving
  • Team of the Year: Scotland Men’s Rugby
  • Coach of the Year: Steven Tigg, Swimming
  • Sporting Moment of the Year: Scotland’s win over England in One Day International Cricket
  • Volunteer of the Year: Jim Hay, Squash
  • Governing Body of the Year: Scottish Cycling
  • Community Hub, Club or School of the Year: SAPC Community Sports Hub
  • Lifetime Achievement: Alex Marshall MBE, Lawn Bowls
  • Team Scot of the Year: David Smith MBE, Para-Cycling
  • Year of Young People Award: Kamil Cybulski, Basketball

View 2017 Winners

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Past Lonsdale Trophy Winners

The Lonsdale Trophy was originally a single solid silver trophy presented to the Commonwealth Games Federation. This was later melted down with replicas presented to each of the six countries that attended the first two Games in 1930 and 1934, which included Scotland.

In 2003 the Commonwealth Games Scotland proposed that Scottish sportspeople were recognised for their achievements and it was agreed to annually present the Lonsdale Trophy to the Scottish Sportsperson of the Year in a Commonwealth Games sport. The Lonsdale Trophy was first presented at the Commonwealth Games Scotland Sports Awards Dinner the same year.

Over the last few years the award has been supported by Emirates Airline and known as the Emirates Lonsdale Trophy.

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YearAward WinnerRepresenting Sport
2018Duncan ScottSwimming
2017Sammi KinghornPara-Athletics
2016Andy MurrayTennis
2015Robbie RenwickSwimming
2014Alex MarshallLawn Bowls
2013Andy MurrayTennis
2012Sir Chris HoyCycling
2011Imogen BankierBadminton
2010Hannah MileySwimming
2009Katherine GraingerRowing
2008Chris HoyCycling
2007Chris HoyCycling
2006Gregor TaitSwimming
2005Chris HoyCycling
2004Chris HoyCycling
2003Chris HoyCycling

Athletes or Teams nominated must be from a Commonwealth Games member sport during the award period. Athletes nominated must have been eligible to represent Scotland / GB over the award period. Nominations are sought annually from all 26 CGS member governing bodies for consideration by the judging panel.

Past Sir Peter Heatly Trophy Winners

Awarded annually to the Young Sportsperson of the Year, the Sir Peter Heatly Trophy recognises the most meritorious performance by a Scottish athlete under the age of 20.

For over 65 years Sir Peter Heatly was central to Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) and the Commonwealth Games family worldwide, making an immense contribution to sport, and in particular, the Commonwealth Games movement in Scotland and beyond.  

As an athlete he represented Great Britain at the 1948 London Olympics and won five Commonwealth Games medals for Scotland including three gold in Diving between 1950 and 1958.  

In 1958 he was the Scotland Team Captain, and as an administrator, he then filled every role for the Scottish Team from Team Manager through to Chef de Mission.  He attended every Games from 1950 through to the Glasgow 2014 Games when they returned to Scotland.  

Sir Peter was a central figure on the Organising Committee of the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, serving as Chairman of CGS and later of the Commonwealth Games Federation, later becoming a CGF Life Vice President. Sir Peter was also Chairman of the Scottish Sports Council (now sportscotland) and an inaugural inductee of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame. 

In 2013 the family of Sir Peter kindly donated a trophy, which since 2014 has been awarded to the outstanding Young Sportsperson of the Year from a Commonwealth Games sport.

YearAward WinnerRepresenting Sport
2018Lucas ThomsonDiving
2017Ieuan JamesCanoe Sprint
2016Maria LylePara-Athletics
2015Duncan ScottSwimming
2014Katie ArchibaldCycling