FFS, Steve Mason and Emma Pollock have made the shortlist for 2016’s Scottish Album of the Year.

However, following the announcement at the BBC’s Quay Sessions, big hitters like Primal Scream and Django Django failed to make the jump from the longlist.
Ten ‘industry figures’ and ‘tastemakers’ whittled the original 20 albums down to 9, with Mercury nominee C Duncan and relative newcomer Anna Meredith joining the likes of previous SAY winners Young Fathers, synth-pop chart act CHVRCHES, folk crossover pioneers Lau, with Glasgow-based producers The Revenge and Auntie Flo also making the list.

The final place was taken by FFS – the collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks – who took the final place from the public vote which ran from 13th-15th June.

The full SAY Award 2016 shortlist reads:

Anna Meredith – Varmints
Auntie Flo – Theory of Flo
C. Duncan – Architect
CHVRCHES – Every Open Eye
Emma Pollock – In Search of Harperfield
FFS – FFS (Public Vote Winner)
Lau – The Bell That Never Rang
Steve Mason – Meet the Humans
The Revenge – Love That Will Not Die
Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too

The ceremony to announce the winner of the SAY award (plus prize of £20,000 will take place at Paisley Town Hall on Wednesday 29th June. More at www.sayaward.com.