Our Housing Awards were established to promote excellence particularly in social housing. Reflecting on, and discussing that focus remains a strong aspect of these prestigious awards.

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Our artistic interests range widely currently including awards for the weans in Scottish song,  and for artists in Arts and Crafts in Architecture. The role of artists and the arts will continue to be an important theme in our discussions.

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The Civil Engineering awards highlight the importance this vital aspect of our imaginitve powers. These endeavours affect so many aspects of modern life ranging from health, the environment and transport, and as such merit recognition and discussion.

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We are concerned to recognise and discuss what has gone before and still resonates with us now, through the Fletcher of Saltoun Annual Lecture to our commitment to the Saltire History Book of the Year.

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We are a literary nation, our awards for writers and publishers have continued to recognise and encourage exceptional achievement in literature. It's an aspect of our work that prompts discussions on aspects of our culture and identity.

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Help support a sustainable, independent voice that speaks for Scottish culture now and into the future. Membership is open to all, with categories for individuals, students and affiliates.


Celebrating 80 years of Architecture
Kirsty Wark to chair
2016 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards


Nominations have officially opened for ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ 2016, a partnership with the Glasgow Women’s Library.