Epic Awards 2018 group photo by Kieran FrostStarted in 2010, the Epic Awards shine a light on the achievements of volunteer-led creative group across the UK and Ireland, aiming to inspire others to get involved and participate in creative activities. 

The 2019 national winner and runner-up for Scotland will be selected by a panel of judges, while the ‘People’s Choice Award’ will be chosen by members of the public, who can vote online until voting closes on Monday 3 September.

Winners from across the UK and Ireland will attend a special ceremony in Edinburgh on Thursday 3 October.

Here's this year’s Scotland shortlist!

Click on the links below to find out more, then click here to vote for your favourite.

24 Carat Gold – a dance group for over-60s in Edinburgh

Kirrie Connections – a cultural hub in Angus for people with dementia and their families

Left Behind Productions – a theatre company in Kirkcaldy highlighting the trauma of domestic abuse

Musicians in Exile – a Glasgow-based music ensemble with refugees and asylum seekers

Ricefield Arts and Cultural Centre – a Glasgow kite festival that brought diverse communities together