THE Scottish Women’s Awards are now in their third year recognising and celebrating Scottish female talent and a Kelty woman has been shortlisted for the 2019 accolades.

They provide power-houses and organisations with influential and hardworking women making a change in industries across Scotland a platform to be appreciated.

Finalists have been shortlisted based on public nominations. The awards will be held in Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza Hotel on Wednesday August 28 and it is set to be a great night.

The awards will highlight the achievements of women in many roles across sectors of industry. These include business, sport, technology, management and charity.

The awards will commend women entrepreneurs, professionals, businesses, civil servants and sports stars on their success and contribution to society.

Tracey Muirhead, CEO of the The School for Social Entrepreneurs – Scotland (SSES), from Kelty, is a finalist in the Social Leader of the Year category.

Tracey, who will find out if she is a winner on the night of the event said: “I am totally overwhelmed that I've been nominated alongside such amazing women doing great work all over Scotland.

"We equip people to transform their communities and improve the lives of others through our action learning programmes. To be nominated for the Social Leader category is a huge accolade for not only myself, but for our students, fellows and partners who have supported our programmes over the years.”

Creative Oceanic has delivered award ceremonies for nearly a decade in cities around the world, including Belfast, Dublin, Toronto, London, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester Leicester, Birmingham and is soon launching in New York.

Creative Oceanic campaigns have awarded people in the hospitality, food, hair & beauty, SME business, independent retail and women’s sectors.

Irfan Younis, CEO of Creative Oceanic, said: “We’re delighted to bring the Women’s Awards back to Scotland for the third year, and are sure this year will provide its fair share of brilliant talent and inspiration. "We’re excited to reward inspirational role models for the next generation of girls set to smash the patriarchy. Best of luck to all finalists, we look forward to celebrating with you soon.”