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Scottish Car of the Year

Founded in 1997 by The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, the Scottish Car of the Year (SCOTY) is an annual event which celebrates all things motoring.

Each year, the event is full of entertainment, Scottish tradition, and at the heart of the event: the champions of the night. There are 12 category winners, with one ultimately crowned Scottish Car of the Year. Adding to the excitement are four other special accolades – Eco, Used, Design/Innovation, and the President’s Award.

SCOTY always mixes the best of business and pleasure, making it an unmissable event. Stay tuned to the Ally Bally blog and social media platforms for updates and ticket information about the upcoming SCOTY event!


This year’s event will once again be held at Dalmahoy Country Club and Hotel in Edinburgh on November 2nd. Tickets can be bought as a table of 10 or individually, and rooms at Dalmahoy can be reserved as single or doubles. To enquire about rooms and tickets please use the adjacent form.

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    What we do

    Event Management

    For the last 18 years the Ally Bally team have been putting on extraordinary events and have become specialists in award events

    Event Hosting

    Ally has been hosting events for the last 25 years, and has built up an impressive resume of events including hosting Rewind Festival and the Northsound Business Awards


    As one the most recognised voices on Scottish airwaves for over 30 years, Ally’s voice has also been used at the voiceover for some of Scotland’s best known brands such as The Broon’s

    Motoring Matters

    Both Ally and his wife Lorraine share a love for cars and regularly contribute reviews and articles to a number of motoring publications

    Scottish Car of the Year Awards

    One of Scotland”s top motoring events organised and hosted by Ally, celebrates its 21st year this November.


    For the last 35 years, Ally has been one of the most prominent and recognisable voices on Scottish radio and has some of the highest listenership on The Greatest Hits Network

    Ally is the resident MC for our prestigious annual Business Dinner which can boast of speakers including Ed Balls, Mary Portas,Lord Digby Brown and Jon Culshaw.He works the room like no-one else and holds the proceedings together in a warm but professional manner.He can adapt to whatever the situation requires and most certainly takes the hosting of events to another level. Book him – you won’t be disappointed !

    Susan MorriceManager