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On May 13, 2016 we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Scottish Studies Foundation at our annual Scot of the Year Award event during which we paid tribute to this year’s recipient, Canadian author and Nobel Prize winner, Alice Munro, whose Scots ancestry can be traced back to the Scottish Borders.

Alice Munro is pictured above with the actual award (a large silver quaich) being presented to her by Doug Gibson on Sunday, May 15. The photo was taken at her home in Clinton, near Goderich, Ontario. In the background we can see the famous Raeburn painting of the Edinburgh minister, Reverend Robert Walker, skating on Duddingston Loch in a prim, presbyterian way.

The following video clips were captured at the event:

Douglas Gibson's Tribute to Alice Munro

Highland Dancers #1

Highland Dancers #2

Celtic Band "Mystic Fyre" perform "The King's Shilling"

Celtic Band "Mystic Fyre" perform with piper Rory Sinclair