ScotsCare, the charity for vulnerable Scots in London, has announced the winner of Scot of the Year 2010. Susan Boyle, who has been overlooked for Music’s Brit Awards, received support from around the world to secure a phenomenal 95% of the vote – the largest share ever recorded in the history of the award.
The winner has been announced to celebrate Scottish achievement on Burns Day.
Second place went to Tommy Sheridan with 3% of the vote; third place was Ewan McGregor (1%) with Colin Montgomery and Andy Robinson taking fourth and fifth places.
ScotsCare chief executive Willie Docherty said, “Susan is a very deserving winner. I am sure Rabbie would be very proud of her achievement in securing a second number one album on both sides of the Atlantic. We would like to wish Scots around the world a very happy Burns Day.”
The list of nominees was available for public voting through charity’s website,www.scotscare.com. Previous winners of the annual vote include Gordon Brown and Chris Hoy with Gerard Butler just beating Susan Boyle to the title in 2009.
Amongst its work, ScotsCare provides a living allowance for needy and elderly Scots in London and money for families living on low income. ScotsCare is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year.
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