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Travis honoured for contribution to Scottish music

Published 27/11/2016

Scottish band Travis
Scottish band Travis

Travis have been honoured for their contribution to Scottish music over the last two decades.

The Glasgow band, who released their first album in 1997, collected the Outstanding Contribution to Music prize at the 18th Scottish Music Awards in the city on Saturday night.

They also performed at the ceremony which raises money for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.

Other winners included Twin Atlantic, who were named best UK band, Biffy Clyro for best live act and KT Tunstall, who collected a song writing award.

Donald MacLeod, chairman of Nordoff Robbins Scotland, said: "The SSE Scottish Music Awards is now one of the biggest and best music moments on the Scottish event calendar, and this year's ceremony was nothing short of spectacular.

"It was the perfect celebration of 20 years of Nordoff Robbins Scotland and we're incredibly grateful to the guests, sponsors, volunteers, and musicians who helped us make the event happen.

"Also, to everyone who has supported us for over 20 years - thank you."

The charity said funds raised by the awards ceremony have helped it put on more than 8,000 music therapy sessions, involving around 450 vulnerable people, over the last year.

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