Top Scots chosen for putting on the style

SINGER-songwriter KT Tunstall and Doctor Who actor David Tennant were voted Scotland's top music and fashion style icons last night at a ceremony honouring the country's most fashionable movers and shakers.

The Scottish Style Awards 2006, now in their second year, were set up to reward outstanding contributions from individuals, establishments and enterprises within the creative industries.

Judges at the ceremony held at the newly-restored Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow included artist Tracey Emin, Dylan Jones, editor of GQ magazine, Rankin, the photographer, and Andrew Fairlie, one of Scotland's top chefs.

The 12 award categories ranged from special awards for contemporary style icons and "tastemakers" to recognition of Scotland's most stylish bar, hotel, restaurant, and High Street or designer retailer.

KT Tunstall scooped the most stylish Scottish musician award while Tennant, famous for his old trainers and tweed coat worn in his Time Lord role, was voted Scotland's most stylish male.

The jazz singer Niki King won the most stylish Scottish female category.

Nancy McLardie, from Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said the awards were instrumental in making people see Scotland and its talent in a positive light.

"There has been a tremendous renaissance in Scotland in terms of style and fashion in many sectors over the past couple of years. This has most definitely changed our image and is making people outside Scotland look at our talent differently."

The best bar award went to Scotts in Troon while Abstract in Inverness won best restaurant.

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