Established in 1988, the Fletcher of Saltoun Awards form part of the Saltire Society’s annual awards programme and seeks to recognise outstanding contributions to Scottish society across different walks of life. The awards celebrate the legacy of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, a seventeenth century Scottish writer and politician and a keen patron of the arts during his lifetime.
Previous recipients include Tom Fleming, Donald Dewar, George Davie, David Daiches, Robin Jenkins and George Mackay Brown amongst others. In 2014 the awards expanded to include awards for contribution to Science, Arts and Humanities and Public Life.
The Saltire Society holds an annual lecture in the Scottish Parliament to commemorate Andrew Fletcher. Previous speakers have included Professor Tom Devine, Leslie Riddoch, Alex Salmond and David Daiches.
Find out more about the man whose legacy is honoured by this award.