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Scot Of The Year 2012 Short List

17th January 2013

Schoolgirl Martha Payne and Olympic Gold medal winner Andy Murray in race for the title as charity for Scots in London announces shortlist for Scot of the Year 2012

ScotsCare, the charity for Scots in London, has announced the shortlist for Scot of the Year 2012.

Schoolgirl Martha Payne, famous for her blog about school dinners, which then grew into a fundraising campaign which has raised in excess of £100,000 to help schools in Malawi, is currently in the lead. She is closely followed by Andy Murray, for his remarkable list of successes in 2012, including winning the US Open and Olympic Gold.

The full shortlist is:
Martha Payne: For her fundraising campaign to support schools in Malawi through her great

Andy Murray: For winning the US Open and becoming the 1st British Grand Slam Winner since 1936 and also winning Olympic Gold.

Sir Chris Hoy: For becoming Britainís most successful Olympian Scottish Olympic athletes: For bringing back 14 medals and showing true tartan spirit

Biffy Clyro: For another chart topping year across the world.

Alex Salmond, J K Rowling, Emiliť Sande and Rickie Burns were amongst the nominees who didnít make the shortlist this year. The title has been won previously by Texas star Ally McErlaine, Susan Boyle and Gerard Butler.

Voting is available on charity website, . The winner will be announced to mark Burns Day on the 25th of January.