The Scottish Music Awards are now acccepting nominations for the poll which will announce winners, from 22 musical genre categories, in November. The awards are open to Scottish acts (including individuals or bands who meet criteria on living or having lived here) and who have released a recording over the past two years – again, full details are on the website, and nominations are subject to a £5 fee (which, to be fair, is cheaper than entering the Mercurys).

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