The Scottish Pharmacy Awards ceremony recently returned – with the evening pulsating with more poignancy and importance than ever before. Following the transition of last year’s event online in response to COVID-19 restrictions, Scotland’s pharmacists were once again able to come together in-person and be publicly recognised for their excellence throughout the last 18 months and beyond. The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, was the venue of choice for the 2021 ceremony, with esteemed presenter Laura McGhie taking the helm as host and commanding the 200-plus audience which encompassed a mix of the sector’s professionals, students, and key industry representatives. Over the course of the evening, the title-holders of the eight competitive categories were announced, including Independent Community Pharmacy Practice of the Year and Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year.
Rounding off the proceedings was the announcement of the 2021 Special Recognition Award honouree – which, for the first time, was dedicated to the entire Scottish pharmacy community in tribute to their collaborative efforts, commitment and resilience in the face of unprecedented COVID-19 pressures. Throughout the evening, funds were also raised for this year’s nominated charity, SAMH, Scotland’s national mental health charity.
All the winners will be featured in the forthcoming edition of Scottish Pharmacy Review, while the exclusive pictures can now be viewed online by visiting www.scottishpharmacyawards.info.