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scottish mortgage investment trust book awards

2009 overall winner | 2009 category winners | 2009 judges

Book Awards 2010

Submission deadline was 31 December 2009

Further details are available in the Book Awards 2010 webpages

Kieron Smith, boy is Scottish Book of the Year 2009

James Kelman

Acclaimed writer James Kelman won Book of the Year 2009 in the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards for his novel Kieron Smith, boy.  Managed by the Scottish Arts Council the awards are Scotland’s richest book awards and net the author a total prize of £30,000...read more

The renamed Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards are the next evolution of the Scottish Arts Council Book Awards which were first introduced in the 1970s. The generous sponsorship by Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust represents a long term sponsorship commitment and celebrates the Trust’s Centenary year in 2009.

About our Sponsor

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust is one of the oldest and largest investment trusts listed on the London Stock Exchange.  Since its launch as The Straits Mortgage and Trust Company Ltd in 1909 the trust has been managed by one of the UK’s leading independently owned investment managers, Baillie Gifford. The trust started life investing in mortgages on rubber plantations in Malaysia seeking to profit from the advent of the mass produced motor car. Today Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust invests on a global basis and looks to reward its investors by searching out strong companies which offer above average returns to their shareholders.  The trust holds net assets of over £1.6bn*.

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC is listed on the stock market.  As a result, the value of the shares can be affected by changing stock market conditions and by currency exchange rates.  The value of an investment and any income from it can fall as well as rise, and investors may not get back the amount they invested.

*as at 30 June 2010

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