MUSIC fans are once again being asked to have their “SAY” in choosing the Scottish Album of the Year. They have until midnight on Wednesday to vote at on the recently announced longlist, with 10 albums to go forward to the shortlist.

The album with the most votes will secure a minimum prize of £1000 and remain in the running for the £20,000 grand prize and coveted title of Scottish Album of the Year, which will be awarded in Stirling on Thursday, October 20, at the Albert Halls. The nine other shortlisted albums will be selected by the judging panel, which will then determine the winner.

The award was launched in 2012 by the Scottish Music Industry Association in partnership with Creative Scotland.

Organisers say prize money is significant for artists in any year, but in the face of the current financial crisis, such support can make an instrumental difference.

To date, the award has distributed more than £300,000 in prize money. Previous SAY Award winners were Mogwai – As The Love Continues (2021); Nova – Re-Up (2020); Auntie Flo – Radio Highlife (2019); Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar (2018) Sacred Paws – Strike A Match (2017); Anna Meredith – Varmints’ (2016);

Kathryn Joseph – Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I’ve Spilled (2015); Young Fathers – Tape Two (2014); RM Hubbert – Thirteen Lost & Found (2013) ; and Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat –Everything’s Getting Older’(2012).

People can follow the award across social media platforms, on Twitter @SAYaward, Instagram @sayaward and Facebook @SAYaward.