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Arts / Jenny lands spot on Scottish album of the year longlist

Jenny Sturgeon. Photo: Susan Molloy

A SHETLAND based folk singer-songwriter is celebrating after featuring on the longlist for the Scottish Album of the Year award.

Jenny Sturgeon’s The Living Mountain is one of 20 records to feature on the longlist.

The list was whittled down from 327 eligible albums.

Sturgeon said she was “over the moon”.

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“It’s an honour that The Living Mountain has made it onto the SAY Awards longlist alongside 19 brilliant albums released in the last year,” she said.

The Living Mountain is an album insured by inspired by writer Nan Shepherd.

It was described as a “work of rare beauty” by Folk Radio UK, and Sturgeon is due to promote it on tour across the UK in November.

The next step in the Scottish Album of the Year process is a public vote later this month to decide the shortlist, which will then be announced on 9 October.

The winner will be revealed on 23 October.

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