FORMER Spice Girl Mel C, boyband The Wanted and singers Pixie Lott and Matt Cardle braved the icy Edinburgh streets to attend the Radio Forth Awards today (Thurs).
Now in its eighth year, the Radio Forth Awards celebrates the hard work of people from across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. The star studded ceremony saw thousands of fans flocking to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall to get a glimpse of the UK’s hottest artists.
X-Factor 2010 winner, Matt Cardle, kicked off proceedings, his star-quality shone through as he played tracks from his debut album ‘Letters’ before scooping Best Performance.
Pop princess, Pixie Lott added a touch of sparkle to the Awards before presenting the Music Recognition to Melanie C.
Comedian Patrick Monahan had the crowd in stiches with his own brand of Irish/Iranian/Teesside comedy. He also picked up the Fringe Award.
And fresh from picking up her Radio Forth Award, Melanie C delivered a stunning performance at a gig later in the evening.
The Wanted drew the loudest screams of the day before picking up the Best Artist Award.
The awards also recognise musical talent and Edinburgh band; The Directors were crowned the Forth One to Watch.
The star studded event set the scene for the real stars of the night to shine through as the audience celebrated the heroism, kindness, bravery and sheer hard work of local heroes from across Edinburgh, the Lothians andFife.
Radio Forth Station director, Cathy Kirk said: “It’s great to see the Radio Forth Awards return for their eighth year, working to raise vital funds for our charity, Cash for Kids. Radio Forth has been at the heart of the community for the past 35 years and is proud to pay tribute to the hard work, courage and bravery of groups and individuals across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.”
RADIO FORTH FAVOURITE VISITOR ATTRACTION AWARD WITH UNITED AIRLINES
Presented by Cathy Kirk
WINNER: East Links,FamilyPark,Dunbar
RADIO FORTH BEST PERFORMANCE AWARD WITH HERITAGE PORTFOLIO
Presented by Iain Waugh
WINNER: Matt Cardle
RADIO FORTH BEST PLACETO WORK AWARD WITH OCEAN TERMINAL
Presented by Gary Tank Commander and Grant Stott
WINNER: Scottish Gas
RADIO FORTH BEST TEACHER AWARD WITH FFDR
Presented by Krystle Weaver
WINNER: Mrs Lesley Gordon,InverkeithingHigh School
RADIO FORTH BEST BAR/RESTAURANT WITH HBM BUILDING CONTRACTORS
Presented by Bob Malcolm
WINNER: Gothenburg, Prestonpans
RADIO FORTH CASH FOR KIDS AWARD WITH SPENCE AND SPENCE
Presented by Ally Ballingall
WINNER: Esme Morris Macintryre
RADIO FORTH FRINGE AWARD WITH ASC EDINBURGH
Presented by Craig Hill and Arlene Stuart
WINNER: Patrick Monahan
RADIO FORTH CONTRIBUTION TO SPORT AWARD WITH EDINBURGH GLASS AND GLAZING
Presented by Gavin and Scott Hastings
WINNER: Chris Paterson
RADIO FORTH LOCAL HERO AWARD WITH THE EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS
Presented by Tom Little and Clare Reilly
WINNER: Johnny Gonsalas
RADIO FORTH ONE TO WATCH AWARD WITH THE LIQUID ROOMS
Presented by Jim Gellatly
WINNER: The Directors
RADIO FORTH MUSIC RECOGNITION AWARD WITH CONSENSUS CAPITAL
Presented by Pixie Lott and Grant Stott
WINNER: Melanie C
BLACKHORSE COMMUNITY CHALLENGE AWARD
Presented by Darren Adam
WINNER: Craigmiller Child and Family Centre
RADIO FORTH BEST ARTIST AWARD WITH VICTOR PARIS
Presented by Boogie
WINNER: The Wanted