The Scottish Samurai - Each year, previous award winners are invited to nominate individuals who they believe would be worthy recipients of these awards. The work and achievements of the nominees are then examined by the Award Committee and the winner or winners in each category are selected.
The Scottish Samurai Award awarded to those who have:
— Given distinguished service in any area of activity, whether it is locally, nationally or internationally.
— The recipient will have played a conspicuous role in their field, making a distinguished contribution to their area of expertise, where their work far exceeds what would normally be expected, and whose commitment and dedication are rarely seen.
The Scottish Samurai Shogun Award awarded to those who have:
— Made a pre-eminent contribution in any area of activity, whether it is locally, nationally, or internationally.
— The work of the recipient will be recognised as both inspirational and significant, as well as demonstrating sustained commitment and leadership.
Joanna Lumley with her Great Shogun Awards.
William Reed (2017 Shogun)