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Edinburgh is to play host to the Scottish Album of the Year Award ceremony for the first time in its history. The Assembly Rooms will host the event in September under a £30,000 deal between the city council and the Scottish Music Industry Association, which organises the contest.

The £20,000 prize, which was first awarded in 2012, has been won twice previously by the Edinburgh-based band Young Fathers. Other previous winners have included RM Hubbert, Kathryn Joseph, Anna Meredith and Sacred Paws.

A special “Live at the Longlist” event will be staged at the Queen’s Hall, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019. The SAY Award, which is also supported by national arts agency Creative Scotland, was first held in Glasgow before moving to Paisley for the last three years. Robert Kilpatrick, general manager of the SMIA, said... read the rest of the article here.