The nominations for The Scottish Album Of The Year 2014 were announced earlier today with 20 talented artists competing for Scotland’s answer to Barclaycard Mercury Prize

Launched just over three years ago, the nominees for this years SAY Award were chosen by a panel of judges. A varied mix of both Scottish bands and solo artists are among those nominated for the coveted 2014 prize.

The Nominees For The Scottish Album Of The Year 2014 are :

Adam Holmes And The Embers “Heirs And Graces”
Adam Stafford “Imaginary Walls Collapse”
Biffy Clyro “Opposites”
Boards of Canada “Tomorrow’s Harvest”
Camera Obscura “Desire Lines”
CHVRCHES “The Bones Of What You Believe”
Dunedin Consort (Dir. John Butt) “J. S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos”
Edwyn Collins “Understated”
Frightened Rabbit “Pedestrian Verse”
Hector Bizerk “Nobody Seen Nothing”
Kid Canaveral “Now That You Are A Dancer”
Mogwai “Les Revenants”
Rick Redbeard “No Selfish Heart”
RM Hubbert “Breaks & Bone”
Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire “Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire”
Scottish Chamber Orchestra (R. Ticciati) “Berlioz: Les Nuit D’été” 
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra “In The Spirit Of Duke” 
Steve Mason “Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time”
The Pastels “Slow Summits”
Young Fathers “Tape Two”

RM Hubbert walked away with the 2013 SAY Award for his album, “Thirteen Lost & Found”